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From: Eleanor <>
Subject: Re: Reduced to ranks?
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 14:56:52 -0500
Robert Sullivan wrote:
> In one of our old county histories, there is a list of Civil War soldiers which
> I am preparing for our site. One of the entries says:
> mustered in as corporal, etc. etc. reduced to ranks, date not stated, mustered
> out, etc.
> Is "reduced to ranks" a real military phrase, or should that be reduced two
> Thanks in advance,
> Bob Sullivan
> Schenectady County Public Library (NY) http://www.scpl.org
See below, a line I found in a Civil War Site:
Bidwell, John S. Age 21. Pvt Co G; promoted Sgt May 30, 1861; reduced to
ranks Oct 8, 1861;
promoted Sgt Feb 23 1863; also borne as John H. Bidwell"