Confederate Insignia of the Civil War
Confederate States Army
Officers were identified by the simple symbolism on the collars, which were either stars (senior officers) or bars (junior officers). General officers were identified by the addition of a gold floral wreath around the three stars of a colonel.
General Robert E. Lee, possibly the most revered general of the war, habitually wore a uniform bearing a colonel's stars, his rank when he resigned from the U.S. Army in 1861.
Confederate Army enlisted ranks
Enlisted men wore chevrons; the look and ranks were similar to those worn by their counterparts in the U.S. Army, with the exception of matching cuff colors. The Confederacy further simplified the ranks, reducing them to the basics of infantry, artillery, and cavalry.
|Enlisted ranks of the Confederate States Army|
|Rank||Sergeant-Major||Quartermaster Sergeant||Ordinance Sergeant||First Sergeant||Sergeant||Corporal||Musician||Private|
|Commissioned Officers of the Confederate States Navy|
|Title||Admiral||Flag Officer||Captain||Commander||Lieutenant||Master||Passed Midshipman|
Confederate States Marine Corps
|Commissioned Officers of the Confederate States Marine Corps|
|Title||Colonel||Lieutenant Colonel||Major||Captain||1st Lieutenant||2nd Lieutenant|
CSMC enlisted ranks
|Enlisted ranks of the Confederate States Marine Corps|
|Drum Major /