The key to success, according to General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, was 'Mystery.' Jackson, on more than one occasion, was known to have sent large bodies of troops off without revealing their destination. He would give directions in pieces until they finally reached their objective.
A southern soldier would receive fifty dollars in Confederate currency for a three-year re-enlistment under the Confederate Furlough and Bounty Act of 1862.
General Robert E. Lee became president of Washington College after the Civil War. His annual salary was $1,500.00. He served at the school for five years, up until his death. Lee transformed Washington College from a small, undistinguished school into one of the first American colleges to offer courses in business, journalism, and Spanish.
"The Civil War was a battle of ideas interrupted by artillery."
~ Anonymous, but quoted by E. B. Long
in The Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac, 1861-1865
The prisoner exchange agreement of July 1862 stated that one general would be exchanged for sixty privates.