rank of corporal, how many levels were there?

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#1
i have a friend that i share some family links to and he has found on his side, a member of the iowa 7th. cavalry who is
listed as being an 8th. corporal. i have seen in that same list someone who is a 3rd. corporal and maybe it is corporal
followed by the number. memory. i wish i had one more often. were there such ranks as these? sergeants have several
levels, but corporals? thanks for any help.
 

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If companies had their full allotment of 8 corporals, an 8th Corporal would have been the lowest ranked/least senior/newest one. But they are equal as there were no grades of corporal, unlike 1st and 2nd Lieutenants.
 



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