Re: [civilwarwest] Terminology/Definition
- In a message dated 6/26/2007 6:08:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, amhistoryguy@... writes:
Generally speaking - a the term "teamster" refers to a civilian under contract
to the government- while "wagoner" is a rank, which paid a dollar more than
a private per month. The wagoner was responsible not only for driving a wagon
but for maintaining them as well. Often soldiers drove wagons of course and
the terms have been used interchangeably but, in the organization of a unit,
you will find only one wagoner per unit assigned - the teamsters usually
worked under a wagon master - who was usually a commissary sergeant.
As with most things CW, lots of exceptions to the book. Hope this helped a
bit.Dave,Clears it up! Thanks to you & everyone else who replied to my query.Respectfully,
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