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    Uniform Identification Needed For Company E, 4th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Calvary

    Would the soldier in the attached tin type photo be a Corporal (2 stripes)? Any way he could have been a Private based on the uniform? I believe this person to be my 2nd Great Grandfather Jeremiah J Sparks (1839-1917) of Lynn Grove Township, Jasper County, Iowa. He served in Company E, 4th...
  2. GELongstreet

    Rank Charts for Civil War Navies

    This page shows the complicated and frequently changed insignia of the Union Navy during the civil war. It also shows the rank insignia of the Confederate States Navy as well as those of both the C.S. and U.S. Marine Corps. The study is part of the homepage of the "U.S. Naval Landing Party"...
  3. GELongstreet

    Straps: The Evolution of United States Army Shoulder Straps

    A page with a focus on shoulder straps of the Union Army with countless pictures; also featuring various other topics related to uniforms. Created by Dr. Howard G. Lanham; it partially accompanies his eponymous book.


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