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A Table of Military Ranks by Country

Compiled by Jeff Lewis

Austria France Great Britain Prussia Russia Spain Sweden United States
Oberster-Inhaber Colonel Colonel   Polkovnik Coronel Ofverste Colonel
Oberster-Commendant   Colonel Commondant     Comandant    
Oberstlieutenant Lieutenans-Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel   Podpolkovnik Teniente Coronel Ofverste Lieutenant Lieutenant-colonel
Obertswachtmeister   Sergeant Major     Sargento Mayor Regements Wabeln Sergeant-major
Major   Major   Maior   Major Major
Caplan         Capellan    
Auditor     Auditeur        
Rechnungsführer   Paymaster          
Regiments-Adjutanten Adjudans-majors       Ayudante mayor    
Bataillon-Adjutanten Adjudans Adjutant Adjutant   Ayudante Adjutant Adjutant
KK Cadet   Volunteer Gefreite-Corporal        
Oberaerzt Chirurgien Major Surgeon Regiments-Feldscheer       Surgeon
Unteraerzt Chirurgien Assistant Surgeon Compagnie-Feldscheer   Cirujano   Surgeon Mates
  Fourrier Quartermaster         Quarter Master
Furier Caporal-Fourrier Quartermaster sergeant         Quarter master sergeant
Regiments-Tambur Tambour-major Drum Major Regiments-Tambours   Tambor Mayor    
Hautboisten   Bandsmen Hautboisten        
Führer              
Wagenmeister              
Profost   Provost Profos     Prophos  
Furierschützen              
      Feldprediger        
      Buchsenmacher   Abanderados Fendrick  
    Serjeant at Arms Buchsenschafter   Maestro Armero    
               
Grenadier Grenadier Grenadier Grenadier   Granaderos    
  Voltiguer Light Fusilier     Jager Light
Fusilier Fusilier Centre Musquetier   Fusileros   battalion
               
Hauptmann Capitaine Captain Capitaine Kapitan Capitán Capitaine Captain
Capitan Lieutenant   Lieutenant-Captain Staabs-Capitaine Shtabs-Kapitan     Lieutenant-Captain
Oberlieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Premier=Lieutenant Porutchik Teniente Lieutenant first Lieutenant
Unterlieutenant Sous Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Seconde=Lieutenant Podporutchik Subteniente   2nd Lieutenant 
Fähnrich   Ensign Fahnrich praposhchik     Ensign
Feldwebel Sergent Major Serjeant Major Sergeant   Sargento Primero   Serjeant Major
Corporal Sergent Serjeant Corporal   Sargento Segundo   Sergeant
Furierschützen Caporal fourrier Sharpshooter Schutzen        
Vize Corporal Caporal Corporal     Cabo primero Corporal Corporal
Tambur Tambour Drummer Tambour   Tambor   Drummer
Gefreite Lansepesade Lance corporal Gefreite   Cabo segundo   Lance corporal
Zimmermann Sapeur Pioneer Zimmermann   Gastadore Timmerman Pioneer
Gemeine   Private Gemeine       Private
Soldat Soldat Soldier Soldat   Soldad   Soldier
Pfieiffer   Fifer Pfiffer   Pifanos   Fifer

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2007

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