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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USE IN MILITARY SERVICES

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  • circa1948
    Sorry the columns don t all line up exactly right but you can figure itout I m sure :-) CS Civil Service 1Lt 1st Lieutenant CT
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2008
      Sorry the columns don't all line up exactly right but you can figure itout I'm sure :-)



      CS Civil Service

      1Lt 1st Lieutenant CT Connecticut

      2Lt 2nd.Lieutenant CtyLt County Lieutenant

      a Before (ante) Cu Cuba

      Ade C ide-de-Camp d Died

      Adj Adjutant DC District of Columbia

      Adm Admiral DE Delaware

      AdvGen Advocate General Dep Deputy

      AF Africa DN Denmark

      AL Alabama Dr Physician or Surgeon

      AN Austria-Netherlands Drm Drummer

      AR Arkansas DrmMaj Drum Major

      Arfr Artificer EN England

      Armr Armorer Eng Engineer

      Artl Artillery Ens Ensign

      Asst Assitant Eu Europe

      b born FA French America

      Bbd Bombardier Fif Fifer

      Bgd Brigadier FifMaj Fife major

      BgdMaj Brigade Major FL Florida

      Bgen Brigadier General FR France

      BM Bermuda FrA French Army

      Bosn Boatswain FrN French Navy

      bpt baptized GA Georiga

      BR Brazil GC Greece

      Btm Boatman Gen General

      c circa Gnr Gunner

      Cadet Cadet GR Germany

      Capt Captain Grd Guard

      CaptLt Captain Lieutenant Grl Guerilla

      Cav Cavalry HL Holland

      CD Canada HPNS Heirs Pensioned

      Cdr Commander HU Hungary

      CE Central America IA Iowa

      CG Coast Guard ID Idaho

      Chp Chaplain IL Kaskaskia Campaing

      Cl Continental Line (In now Illinois)

      Clerk Clerk IN Indiana (at Vincennes)

      Cmdt Commandant IR Ireland

      Cmman Court Martial man IT Italy

      CmOf Court Martial Officer KY Kentucky

      Cmsry Commissary LA Louisiana (Galvez Expedition)

      CN Continental Navy

      Cnt Cornet Lcol Lieutenant Colonel

      Col Colonel Lgen Lieutenant General

      Commo Commodore Lnm Landsman

      Cpl Corporal Lt Lieutenant

      CPNS Soldier's Children LtCmdt Lieutenant Commandant

      m married QMGen Quartermaster General

      MA Massachusetts QMSgt Quartermaster Sergeant

      Maj Major Mar Marines

      Matr Matross Ri Rhode Island

      MD Maryland Ro Recruiting Officer

      ME Maine Ru Russia

      Mgen Major General SA Spanish America

      MO Missouri Sgt Sergeant

      MI Michigan SC South Carolina

      Mid Midshipman Sct Scout

      Mil Militia SDI Signer of Declaration of

      MM Minute Man Independence

      MN Minnesota SeaCap Sea Captain

      Mrnr Mariner Slr Sailor

      MS Mississippi SI Sandwich Islands

      Mstr Master of a ship SM South America

      Mte Mate on a ship Smn Seaman

      Mus Musician SN Sweden

      MX Mexico Sol Soldier

      N Navy

      NC North Carolina SP Spain

      NH New Hampshire Spy Spy

      NJ New Jersey SrgnMte Surgeon's Mate

      Noncom Non Commissioned ST Scotland

      Officer StaffOf Staff Officer

      NS Naval Service Stl Sentinel

      NY New York SurGen The Surgeon General

      Of Officer (rank unknown) SW Switzerland

      OH Ohio Tms Teamster

      OK Oklahoma TN Tennessee

      Ordl Orderly Trm Trumpeteer

      OrdlSgt Orderly Sergeant TX Texas

      P after (post) VA Virginia

      PA Pennsylvania VI Virgin Islands

      Pilot River Pilot Vol Volunteer

      PL Poland VT Vermont

      PM Paymaster WE West Indies

      PNSR Soldier Pensioned Wgm Wagon Master

      PR Puerto Rico Wgn Wagoneer

      PS Patriotic Service WL Wales

      Pvt Private WPNS Widow Pensioned

      Pvtr Privateer Wtr Waiter

      QM Quartermaster X unknown

      CS: means Civil Service, that is: the holding of a Civil Office such as: Constable; Jailor; Justice of Peace; Moderator; Ordinary; Selectman; Sheriff; Surveyor of Highways; Tax Collector; Town Clerk; Town Treasurer; etc.

      PS: means Patriotic Service, such as: An Associator; Collector of Provisions; Defender of Fort or Frontier; Delegate to a Continental Congress or to a Provincial Congress; Express Rider; Fence Viewer; Furnishing a substitute; Gunsmith who gave his services; Inspector of provisions; Legislator; Member of the Boston Tea Party, or the Cherokee Expedition, or the Galvez Expedition, or the Kaskaskia Campaign; Member of a Committee made necessary by the War; Minister who made patriotic sermons; Munitions maker; Nurse; Taking an Oath of Allegiance; Patroller; Prisoner of War or of the Indians; Ranger; Refugee; Rendering aid to the wounded; Rendering material aid; Signer of a petition or a non=importation agreement; Surgeon; Wheelwright.


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