Confederate Army

 

The rank structure of the Armies of the Confederate States during the War of 1861-1865 is established to be extremely visible to the everyone even through the smoke and fog of the battlefield.  Color coding is established to identify the "Branch of Service" of every soldier on the battlefield throughout the Confederate Armies.

~ Color Coding & The Branches Of Service ~


Buff
Generals and Staff Officers Corps

Red
Artillery
 

Yellow
Cavalry

Blue
Infantry
 

Black
Medical
& Corps Of Engineers

~ The Provisional Army Of The Confederate States ~

~ Army Officers Ranks ~

Rank Uniform Sketch Collar Cuffs
General Officers
(Lieutenant General & Major General)


General
 
General Officers
(
Brigadier General)


General
 
Colonel
(Col)


Infantry
 
Lieutenant Colonel
(Lt Col)


Cavalry
 
Major
(Maj)


Engineer / Surgeon
 
Captain
(Capt)

 
First Lieutenant
(1st Lt)


Cavalry
 
Second Lieutenant
(2
nd Lt)


Artillery

~ Confederate Army Enlisted Ranks ~

The enlisted ranks for the Confederate Armies reflects the same structure that existed for soldiers who served in the pre-War of 1861-1865 United States Army.  The variations for the Confederate Army came with the same color coding as is identified above ...

Rank Uniform Sketch Artillery Cavalry Infantry
Sergeant Major
(Sgt Maj)
 
Quartermaster Sergeant
(QM Sgt)
 
Ordinance Sergeant
(Ord Sgt)
No Sketch Available No Matching Rank No Matching Rank
 
First Sergeant
(1st Sgt)
 
Sergeant
(Sgt)
 
Corporal
(Cpl)
 
Musician
(Mus)
 
Private
(Pvt)

~ The Other Confederate Military Services ~

Confederate States Marine Corps Confederate States Navy

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