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Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

Common Abbreviations Used in the Roster

Below is a list of common abbreviations that appear in a variety of Civil War Muster Roll sources

ABS.

ABSENT

A.C.

ARMY CORPS

A.D.C.

AIDE DE CAMP

A.G.O.

ADJUTANT GENERALS OFFICE

A.G.U.S.A.

ADJUTANT GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY

A OF P

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

A.Q.M.

ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER

AMB. CORP.

AMBULANCE CORPS

ASSIT. INSP. GEN.

ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL

BM

BI-MONTHLY MUSTER ROLL

B.M.I.

BRIGADE MUSTER IN, "SOLDIERS MUSTER INTO U S SERVICE"

BRIG.

BRIGADE

BRIG. HDQRS.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS

CAMP. RAND. REPT.

CAMP RANDALL REPORT

CAS.

CASUALTY

CAS. REPORT

CASUALTY REPORT, [USUALLY COMPLETED BY THE SURGEONS]

C.D.B.

COMPANY DESCRIPTIVE BOOK

CEM.

CEMETERY

CO. M.

COMPANY MUSTER ROLL USUALLY MONTHLY

COM.

COMMISSIONED

CO. QR. RT.

COMPANY QUARTERLY RETURN

C.R. OR C/R

COMPANY ROSTER OR ROLL OR COMPANY RETURN

DES. BOOK REG.

DESCRIPTIVE BOOK [REGIMENTAL]

DES. BOOK CO.

DESCRIPTIVE BOOK [COMPANY]

D.B.

DESCRIPTIVE BOOK

DET.

DETACHED SERVICE OR DUTY

DISCH.

DISCHARGED [USUALLY DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE]

DIST.

DISTRICT

DIV.

DIVISION

D.M.O.

DATE MUSTERED OUT OF SERVICE

DO.

SAME AS ABOVE OR DITTO

DR. REPORT

DOCTORS REPORT

EXPER.

EXPIRED [USUALLY EXPIRED TERM OF SERVICE]

F.C.L.

MOTTO FOR THE GAR, FRATERNITY, CHARITY & LOYALTY

F.D.B.

FIELD DESCRIPTIVE BOOK

FIELD RETS

FIELD RETURNS

FINAL ST.

FINAL STATUS

FT.

FORT

G.A.R.

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

GEN. HOSP.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

G.O.

GENERAL ORDER

G.S. WND.

GUNSHOT WOUND

HAR. HOSP. LIST

HARVEY GENERAL HOSPITAL LIST

HARVEY HOSP. R.

HARVEY GENERAL HOSPITAL REPORTS

HOSP.

HOSPITAL

INV. OF EFF.

INVENTORY OF EFFECTS

JOURNAL A.G.O.

ADJUTANT GENERAL OFFICE JOURNAL

M.

MUSTER

M.I.

MUSTER INTO SERVICE

M.O.

MUSTER OUT OF SERVICE

MORN. REPTS.

COMPANY OR REGIMENTAL MORNING REPORTS

O.N.

OFFICIAL NOTICE

PAR. PRIS.

PAROLED PRISONER

P.M. VOUCH.

PAYMASTER VOUCHER

PROM.

PROMOTION

PRIS.

PRISONER

PROV. MAR.

PROVOST MARSHALL

PUR.

PURSUANT

Q.M.

QUARTERMASTER

Q.M.C.

QUARTERMASTER COMPANY

QR.RET.

QUARTERLY RETURN

QR.RET.CAS. LIST

QUARTERLY RETURN & CASUALTY LIST

QR. RET. DISC.

QUARTERLY RETURN DISCHARGE LIST

REC'D.

RECEIVED

RE-ENL

RE-ENLISTED OR RE-ENLISTMENT

REG. QR. RT. & REG.Q.T.

REGIMENTAL QUARTERLY RETURN

REPT.

REPORT

R H

ROLL OF HONOR [HAS TO DO WITH BURIAL RECORDS]

R & R

RAILROAD

R.V.C.

RESERVE VETERANS CORPS

S.M.I.

SERVICE MUSTER IN

S.O.

SPECIAL ORDER

SURG. CERT.

SURGEONS CERTIFICATE [USUALLY A CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY]

SURG. REPORT.

SURGEONS REPORT

TRANS.

TRANSFER ORDERS

TRANS. ROLL

TRANSFER ROLL

UNASSD RECTS.

UNASSIGNED RECRUITS

U.S.M.I.

UNITED STATES MUSTER IN

V.M.I.

A SOLDIER MUSTERS IN AS A VETERAN

V.M.O.

A SOLDIER MUSTERED OUT AS A VETERAN

V.R.C.

VETERANS RESERVE CORPS

V.R.C.M.O.

VETERANS RESERVE CORPS MUSTER OUT

V.R.C. TRANS.

VETERANS RESERVE CORPS TRANSFER LIST

VET. VOL.

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

W.D.

WAR DEPARTMENT

W.D.O.

WAR DEPARTMENT ORDER

WIS. HOSP. LIST.

WISCONSIN HOSPITAL LIST

W.O.

WAR OFFICE

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