2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2017 7:01 AM by Cinda Baxter

    Companies, Units, Regiments...math.

    Cinda Baxter Adventurer

      If I understand correctly, multiple Companies = Regiment (a.k.a., Unit). How many companies would typically be in a single regiment/unit?

       

      Two of my ancestors served in Illinois:

      1. S.W. Jackson, 88th IL Infantry, Co. E
      2. George Hosier, 93rd IL Infantry, Co. I

       

      I have CMSRs, carded medical, and pension files for both men; am simply curious about how the nested military groups fit within one another. Here's a graphic found online (source: Civil War Army Organization | Civil War Trust). Would companies be the next layer at the top of the chart?

       

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