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Re: [civilwarwest] Terminology/Definition

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  • NPeters102@aol.com
    In a message dated 6/26/2007 6:08:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, amhistoryguy@sbcglobal.net writes: Generally speaking - a the term teamster refers to a
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      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,

      Mike Peters
      npeters102@...




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