General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891 CE)
“I have seen a detailed soldier, who got only his monthly pay of eight dollars a month, and twenty cents a day for extra duty, nailing on weather-boards and shingles, alongside a citizen who was paid sixteen dollars a day. This was a real injustice, made the soldiers discontented, and it was hardly to be wondered at that so many deserted.”
- From the Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by General Sherman. Renaissance Classics, 2012.