The State of Mississippi used these printed forms as payment authorizations for its soldiers. Each voucher was filled with the term of service, the pay rate per month, and the amount of pay issued. The Quartermaster signed the voucher when he issued pay, and the officer signed as an acknowledgment that he had received the correct amount. Salaries ranged from $80 per month for a Junior Lieutenant to $195 per month for a Colonel. The vouchers are filed in chronological order with other documents of the National Period. The following is an inventory of the documents: $80 to C.W. Bryant for one month of service as 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Regiment.