DECEMBER 30TH, 1861: Flag Officer Foote wrote Assistant Secretary of Navy Fox of the pay scale he was using: "In the case of Masters and Pilots, I have been obliged, in order to secure the services of efficient Men, to pay 1st Masters $150. per month, 2nd Masters $125. 3rd Masters $100. and 4th Masters $80. per month, while Pilots are paid $175. per month.
"These prices are much less than the incumbents received in ordinary times, while they have been provided with table furniture and stores, bedding &c, which I have not allowed them."
It Costs Money To Fight a War. --Old B-Runner