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187[civilwarwest] Re: Confederate enlisted ranks.

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    Nov 7, 1999
      http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/CSky-ms.html#MS-Inf Try this link it is
      part of the LSU Civil War links page. There is a reference for the 23rd
      Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Maybe this will get you started in the right
      direction. Good luck in your quest.

      Clayton Brannon

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <pedinkler@...>
      To: <civilwarwest@...>
      Sent: Sunday, November 07, 1999 7:09 PM
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Confederate enlisted ranks.

      > My great grandfather says he was the orderly sergant for the 23d
      > Mississippi Infantry Regiment. I have searched just about everywhere I
      > could in hopes of finding some shred of information that would
      > substantiate my great grandfathers claim. Failing that, I started
      > loking for some description of the rank. I have found that from Lt. on
      > down there were 1st., 2nd., 3d., and 4th everything...even privates!
      > Can you imagine being a 4th private? I started out as an E-1 (third
      > private) and knew dogs who were better off than me.
      > All joking aside, can anyone provide me with any infromaton regarding
      > the rank of orderly sergant, and how it fit into the general structure
      > of regimental organization?
      > Sincerely
      > Waldemar Winkler
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