Here is a voucher for 10 months pay to a Union Army soldier. I've had this in my collection for at least 25 years. Hard to read, but it looks like John Graham was in the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. At the time, regular pay for enlisted men was $13.00 a month. I never was able to find out information on John. Hope he made it home safe.
Just thought you'd like to see what these men earned for saving the Union.