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Ask a Genealogist: The U.S. Army rank of a Cornet.

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Question:

I have noticed the rank of "Cornet" in Revolutionary War era muster rolls?  Can you tell me about this rank?

Answer:

The rank of Cornet is the same as a 2nd Lieutenant is now.  The old rank was abolished in the U.S. Army in the year 1800.

Posted by David Lambert at 02/04/2013 11:33:28 PM | 


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