Civil War Enlisted Rank


First Sergeant
Quartermaster Sergeant
Sergeant Major
Service Stripes - One strip for 5 years of service. Red strip for wartime service.
Civil War Officer Rank



The below Shoulder Straps are shown with the Blue background representing the Infantry Branch. Other branch colors are:

Yellow - Cavalry  
Red - Artillery  
Black - Staff  
Second Lieutenant
First Lieutenant
Lieutenant Colonel
Brigadier General
Major General
Lieutenant General
Only General Grant (March 1864) was appointed to this grade

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