Question: Recently I was transcribing a hard to read military headstone. And wanted to determine what some of the abbreviations meant. Can you tell me what this World War I inscription means [L.J. Smith, PVT BTRY F 38 ART CAC, WWI]?
Answer: The following breakdown will explain what the gravestone is abbreviating: PVT= Private; BTRY = Battery; the "F" is the Battery letter; 38 ART = 38th Artillery; CAC = Coastal Artillery Company. So the inscription in full would be [Private L.J. Smith, Battery F. 38th Artillery of the Coastal Artillery Company].