I am putting together a Federal paymaster impression, and not having much luck finding information on them. I've tried the search function, and come up empty handed. What little I've found about them comes from what is written in personal journals of some of the men that they paid, and is not very flattering. I've found good information and an image of an actual surviving pay-chest, and made a copy. The forms are also easy to come by. What I need to know is: I know that most of them were majors, but what color shoulder straps did the wear? I'm assuming dark blue...Second, were they attached to specific units, or did they report directly to a paymaster general? I would assume that they had a side-arm of some sort? Probably provided by themselves? The regs really don't say too much about these individuals. Any information would be most useful.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Sgt_Pepper; 06-11-2007 at 05:42 PM.
18th Indiana Light Artillery (Sgt.)
49th Indiana Vol. Infantry (Pvt.)
U.S.A. Pay Dept. (Major)
"We never should, and I am sure, never shall be niggard of gratitude and benefaction to the soldiers who have endured toil, privations and wounds, that the nation may live."
"It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped."
William Tecumseh Sherman