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Stable Sgt. Lewis SMITH - Troop A 10th Cav.
I recently determined that my late grandmother's brother was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Office of the Cemetery Administrator was kind enough to mail me a copy of his interment card which verified his dates of birth and death (3/27/1884-8/23/1948); confirmed that his spouse, Rebecca, was buried next to him (1/14/1966); enumerated his dates of service (11/22/23-11/21/26); provided his plot and grave number ( Sec 23, grave 22349 X-Deep); as well as his rank, serial number, and unit (Stable Sgt., R-1112707, Troop A, 10th Cav.).
My question is, "What is a Stable Sgt?" Is it a literal translation pertaining to horses? Forgive my ignorance, but I had never heard the term until I located that record. If it does relate to horses, there was a family history as the family hailed from Kentucky, and his father, Andrew, was a horse breeder and trader.
Appreciative of any information,