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Re: Beginning USCT Research
In Response To: Re: Beginning USCT Research ()

USCT Rank ..... For the most part USCT's were not included in the commissioned Officer's ranks. And, initially the non-commissioned officers of the USCT's were also "white". Later the ability for USCT's to gain rank as a non-commissioned officer, Cpl. & above, probably depended on the individuals education, skills and/or leadership abilities.

The "star" by his name, where is this seen, an official paper, plaque, or some other notation?

Art Thomas

Thanks Art! I have a couple of questions maybe you or someone can answer. First, how common was it for colored soldiers to reach higher ranks? Also, by his name is a star. Does that mean anything? medal?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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