2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 28, 2017 10:17 AM by Jonathan Deiss

    Curious about the purpose of a Special Muster Roll (Civil War)

    Cinda Baxter Adventurer

      In working my way through the Record of Events for the 88th IL Infantry (three card sets: Regiment Field and Staff, Co. E, and Co. I), I see a Special Muster Roll on 10 Apr 1863, but haven’t been successful in determining why that payroll was “special.” Coming off the heels of miserable months in Murfreesboro, the following possibilities come to mind:

       

      1. Additional pay, due to the hardships in Murfreesboro (unlikely)

      2. An extremely late payout of wages owned earlier in the year

      3. A combination of several late payouts from earlier in the year

       

      Of course, all of the above could be wrong.

       

      Thoughts...? Suggestions?