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Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls - Rank Abbreviations


  • 1ADJ — 1st Adjutant
  • 1ASURG — 1st Assistant Surgeon
  • 1BNADJ — 1st Battalion Adjutant
  • 1BUG — 1st Bugler
  • 1CLASS — 1st Class
  • 1CMUS — 1st Class Musician
  • 1CPL — 1st Corporal
  • 1LT — 1st Lieutenant
  • 1MAJ — 1st Major
  • 1SGT — 1st Sergeant
  • 2ADJ — 2nd Adjutant
  • 2ASURG — 2nd Assistant Surgeon
  • 2BNADJ — 2nd Battalion Adjutant
  • 2BNQM — 2nd Battalion Quartermaster
  • 2BUG — 2nd Bugler
  • 2CLASS — 2nd Class
  • 2CMUS — 2nd Class Musician
  • 2CPL — 2nd Corporal
  • 2LT — 2nd Lieutenant
  • 2MAJ — 2nd Major
  • 2SGT — 2nd Sergeant
  • 3ADJ — 3rd Adjutant
  • 3BNADJ — 3rd Battalion Adjutant
  • 3BNQM — 3rd Battalion Quartermaster
  • 3CLASS — 3rd Class Musician (Cavalry)
  • 3CMUS — 3rd Class Musician (Infantry)
  • 3CPL — 3rd Corporal
  • 3LT — 3rd Lieutenant
  • 3MAJ — 3rd Major
  • 3SGT — 3rd Sergeant
  • 4C4LT — 4th Lieutenant
  • 4SGT — 4th Sergeant
  • 5CPL — 5th Corporal
  • 5SGT — 5th Sergeant
  • 6CPL — 6th Corporal
  • 6SGT — 6th Sergeant
  • 7CPL — 7th Corporal
  • 8CPL — 8th Corporal
  • 9CPL — 9th Corporal
  • 10CPL — 10th Corporal
  • 11CPL — 11th Corporal
  • 12CPL — 12th Corporal
  • AAG — Assistant Adjutant General
  • ABUG — Assistant Bugler
  • ACOMM — Assistant Commissary
  • ADJ or ADT — Adjutant
  • ART — Artillery
  • AQM — Assistant Quartermaster
  • ASURG — Assistant Surgeon
  • BLKS or BKSM — Blacksmith
  • BNADJ — Battalion Adjutant
  • BNQM — Battalion Quartermaster
  • BUG or BG — Bugler
  • BVT — Brevet
  • CHBUG — Chief Bugler
  • CHAP — Chaplain
  • CLK — Clerk
  • COL — Colonel
  • COLORSGT — Color Sergeant
  • COMM or COM — Commissary
  • COMSGT — Commissary Sergeant
  • CPL — Corporal
  • CPT — Captain
  • DRUM — Drummer
  • ENG — Engineer
  • FAR — Farrier
  • FARSGT — Farrier Sergeant
  • FIFE — Fifer
  • GUID — Guidon
  • HOST — Hospital Steward
  • JR 1LT — Junior 1st Lieutenant
  • JR 2LT — Junior 2nd Lieutenant
  • JUDADV — Judge Advocate
  • LT or LTD — Lieutenant
  • MAJ — Major
  • MASTER — Bandmaster
  • MUS — Musician
  • ORD — Orderly
  • OSGT or ORDSTG — Orderly Sergeant
  • PAY — Paymaster
  • PMUS or PRIN — Principal Musician
  • PL — 4th Corporal
  • PVT — Private
  • QM — Quartermaster
  • QMSGT or QMST — Quartermaster Sergeant
  • SAD — Saddler
  • SADSGT — Saddler Sergeant
  • SGM — Sergeant Major
  • SGT — Sergeant
  • SR 1LT — Senior 1st Lieutenant
  • SR 2LT — Senior 2nd Leutenant
  • SURG — Surgeon
  • TEAM — Teamster
  • TRUM or TRUMP — Trumpeter
  • UCOOK — Undercook
  • VETSURG — Veterinary Surgeon
  • WAG — Wagoner
  • WAGMAS — Wagon Master