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Has anyone ever heard of the rank of a Capt. Col. ? This has come up a few times while researching one of my ancestors. thanks for your assistance.
Do you have information on what context or time period?

I've seen a few of these peculiar (to modern eyes) ranks (like Captain - Lieutenant) in the 18th Century British Army.

As @67th Tigers said it could also be a brevet rank, Captain in the Regular Army, but brevetted a Colonel of volunteers maybe?
 
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Do you have information on what context or time period?

I've seen a few of these peculiar (to modern eyes) ranks (like Captain - Lieutenant) in the 18th Century British Army.

As @67th Tigers said it could also be a brevet rank, Captain in the Regular Army, but brevetted a Colonel of volunteers maybe?
My GGG Uncle Legrand Shockley was KIA during the first battle of Saltville Oct. 2, 1864. His is the rank that I have seen in a few places.
152nd Militia
Jackson's Battalion, Light Artillery, Company B
 
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My GGG Uncle Legrand Shockley was KIA during the first battle of Saltville Oct. 2, 1864. His is the rank that I have seen in a few places.
152nd Militia
Jackson's Battalion, Light Artillery, Company B
Sorry I can't be much more help, the only thing that comes to my mind is that he may have been a Colonel in the militia and a Captain in the army.

@gary Beat me to it :smile:
 

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My GGG Uncle Legrand Shockley was KIA during the first battle of Saltville Oct. 2, 1864. His is the rank that I have seen in a few places.
152nd Militia
Jackson's Battalion, Light Artillery, Company B
Militia and Virginia State Line ranks I think.

In 1864 your GGG was colonel of the 152nd Virginia Militia, that being all the militia from Carroll County. In 1862 the 152nd Virginia Militia fielded a company (b) in Jackson's Artillery Battalion, Virginia State Line. Jackson's battalion was organised in March '62 at Winchester and served until just after the Seven Days. The roster shows he enlisted as a private.
 
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Militia and Virginia State Line ranks I think.

In 1864 your GGG was colonel of the 152nd Virginia Militia, that being all the militia from Carroll County. In 1862 the 152nd Virginia Militia fielded a company (b) in Jackson's Artillery Battalion, Virginia State Line. Jackson's battalion was organised in March '62 at Winchester and served until just after the Seven Days. The roster shows he enlisted as a private.
Thank you for this. I guess I need to look into 3 fold. thank you again.
 

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I know Radar O'Reily held a "test Rank' of Cpl-Capt during the Korean War, for a brief period while assigned to the MASH 4077. A canvas conducted by Capt B.F. Pierce at an Officers Club in Seoul found that the rank was not favored by the Army Officer Corps so was discontinued and not adopted.
link to canvas
 

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