Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
FAVOURITISM IN RICHMOND.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER.
To day having received no pay from the Government for several months, and having been reduced to the extremities of giving one shirt for the washing of two pieces, I called on Captain Barksdale for one month’s pay. He informed me that his orders forbade him from paying any officer unless he was wounded and in the hospital. Immediately afterwards an officer presented his account and was paid without difficulty or objection. I asked the officer, who was a Captain, if he was ‘sick or wounded or in the hospital;” he told me he was not either “sick, wounded or in the hospital.” He received pay, I did not. I learned that he was a staff officer of a General doing duty here.
AN OFFICER FROM THE FIELD.1
- “Favouritism in Richmond.” Richmond Examiner. June 14, 1864, p. 3 col. 6 ↩
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