Explanations of Abbreviations used in rosters

The following abbreviations are used throughout Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898. They are provided here for you as an explanation to the meaning of the abbreviation.

A. A. A. G.Acting Assistant Adjutant General.
A. A. G.Assistant Adjutant General
A. C.Army Corps.
A. D. C.Aide-de-Camp.
A. G. O.Adjutant General’s Office.
A. G.Adjutant General.
Actg.Acting.
Adj.Adjutant.
Amb.Ambulance.
Apptd.Appointed.
Artf.Artificer.
Arty.Artillery.
Asst.Assistant.
Battn.Battalion.
Baty.Battery.
Brig.Brigadier.
C. S.Commissary of Subsistence
c. s.Current Series.
Cal.California
Capt.Captain.
Cavy.Cavalry.
Cert.Certificate.
CO.Company.
Col.Colonel.
Colo.Colorado.
Comd.Commander.
Comdg.Commanding.
Comsd.Commissioned.
Comy.Commissary.
Corp.Corporal.
Dept.Department.
det.Detached.
Dischd.discharged
Dist.District.
Div.Division.
Enrd.Enrolled.
Exp.Expeditionary.
F. C. M.Field Court Martial.
F. O. C.Field Officer’s Court.
G. C. M.General Court Martial
G. O.General Order.
Gen. HdqGeneral Headquarters
H. I.Hawaiian Islands.
Hdq. A.Headquarters of the Army.
Hosp.Hospital.
I. R. P.Inspector of Rifle Practice.
Incl.Inclusive.
Ind.Independent.
Infy.Infantry.
Lieut.Lieutenant.
M. I.Mustered In .
M. O.Mustered out.
Maj.Major.
Med. ChiMedico Chirurgical
Mil.Militia.
Mily.Military.
Mus.Musician.
N.G.P.National Guard of Penna.
Non. Com.Non Commissioned.
Ord.Ordnance.
P. R.Porto Rico. (sic)
P.I.Philippine Islands.
P.V.I.Penna. Vol. Infantry
Pac.Pacific.
Par.Paragraph.
Prin. Mus.Principle Musician.
Priv.Private.
Prom.Promoted.
Q. M. Sgt.Quartermaster Sergeant.
Q. M.Quartermaster.
R. O.Regimental Order.
Regt.Regiment.
Regtl.Regimental.
Res.Residence
S. N. M.State Naval Militia.
S. O.Special order.
Sect. War.Secretary of War.
Sgt.Sergeant.
Slg. Corps.Signal Corps.
Stew.Steward.
Sub.subsistence.
Sum. Ct.Summary Court.
Surg.Surgeon.
Tranfd.Transferred.
U. S. ArmyUnited States Army.
U. S. M. C.United States Marine Corps.
U. S. NavyUnited States Navy.
U. S. V. Eng.United States Volunteer Engineers
V. O.Verbal Order.
Vet.Veteran.
Vety.Veterinary.
Vol.Volunteer.
W.Dept.War Department.
Wag.Wagoner.

Source: Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898, Thomas J. Stewart, Adjutant General, 1900.

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