U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Maxwell, Smith

The most senior enlisted Marine on the battlefield at Bull Run during the Civil War. He had been busted from sergeant to private the previous December for drinking on duty. He was made Quartermaster Sergeant for the battle, then was rated Sergeant until December when he was again “reduced to the ranks” and a few days later discharged for completion of his 4 years of service.

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