Here's an amusing tidbit from Rutherford B. Hayes's diary. Hayes served in the Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
The mother of our adjutant at Camp Chase seeing a boy waking up and down on his sentinel's beat took pity on him, and sent him a glass of wine and a piece of cake with a stool to sit on while he ate and drank. She told him not to keep walking so, to sit down and rest! She also advised him to resign!
Hayes later became president of Estados Unidos.