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Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call": Abbreviations

The following are some of the more common abbreviations used by Captain Challis in his Index.

A.A.G.

Assistant Adjutant General

A.C.G.

Assistant Commissary General

Actg

Acting

A.D.C.

Aide-de-Camp

Adj. Adjutant

Adour

Passage of the Adour River

Alb.

Albuera

Alba de T.

Alba de Tormes

Aldea P.

Aldea del Pontea

Alm.

Almaraz

A.Q.M.G.

Assistant Quartermaster General

Arroyo.

Arroyo dos Molinos

Arty.

Artillery

Ass.

Assistant

Asst.

Assistant

Attchd

Attached

B1

1st Brigade

B2 2nd Brigade
B3 3rd Brigade

1 Bad.

1st Siege of Badajoz

2 Bad.

2nd Siege of Badajoz

Bad.

Capture of Badajoz

Ba. del P. Barba del Puerco
Bal. Baltic

Barba de P.

Barba del Puerco

Bay.

Bayonne

Ben.

Benevente

Bid.

Bidassoa

B.M.

Brigade Major

Bn.

Battalion

Bordx

Bordeaux

Brig.

Brigade

Brunswk Brunswick

Bt.

Brevet

Burg.

Burgos

Burg R.

Retreat from Burgos

Bus.

Busaco

Caca

Cacabellos

Cacad.

Cacadores

Camp M.

Campo Major

Capt.

Captain

Casal N.

Casal Nova

Casta.

Castalla

Castr.

Castrejon

C.B.

Commander of the Bath

Chass. Britt. Chasseurs Brittanique

Ciud

Ciudad Rodrigo

Col.

Colonel

Comm.

Commissary

Commsy

Commissary

Cond.

Condeixa

Cor.

Coruna

Cor. Camp.

Coruna Campaign

Corn.

Cornet

Cornt

Cornet

Coy. Company

D.

Died

D1 1st Division
D2 2nd Division
D3 3rd Division
D4 4th Division
D5 5th Division
D6 6th Division
D7 7th Division

D.A.G.

Deputy Adjutant General

D.A.A.G.

Deputy Assistant Adjutant General

D.A.Q.M.G.

Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General

Detchts

Detachments

Depty

Deputy

D.G.

Dragoon Guards

Douro

Douro Campaign

Drag

Dragoons

El Bod.

El Bodon

Ens.

Ensign

E.O.P.S.

Employed on a particular Service

F.G.

Foot Guards

Foz d’A

Fox d’Arrounce

F.P. Full Pay

Fuent.

Fuentes d’Onoro

F Guin.

Funete Guinaldo

Ft.

Foot

Gall.

Gallegos

Garris.

Garris or St. Palais

G.C.

Gold Cross

Gds.

Guards

Gen.

General

G.H. Good Hope

G.M.

Gold Medal

Gn.

Garrison

Gnl. General
G.O.C. General Officer Commanding
Han. Hanover

Hon.

Honourable

Hosp.

Hospital

H.P.

Half Pay

Huss. Hussars

K.

Killed

K/A

Killed in Action

K.C.B.

Knight Commander of the Bath

Kd.

Killed

K.G.L.

King’s German Legion

K.H.

Knight of Hannover

L.D. Light Division

L.D.

Light Dragoons

L.I.

Light Infantry

Lt.

Lieutenant

Maj.

Major

Majal. Majalahonda

Mata.

Matagorda

M.D.

Mentioned in Despatches

M.D.B.

Mentioned in Despatches Beresford

M.D.W.

Mentioned in Despatches Wellington

Medd. Mediterranean

M.S.

Military Secretary

N'America North America

NGSM

Navy General Service Medal

Neth.

The Netherlands

N’lle

Nivelle

N'Orleans New Orleans

Obid.

Obidos

O.C.

Officer Commanding

O.D.D.

General Beresford’s Orders of the Day

Oliva.

Olivencia

Orth.

Orthes

Pa.

Served in the Peninsula between the following dates

P.A.

Portuguese Army

Paymr

Paymaster

P de Maya.

Puerto de Maya

Pens.

Pension

Pomb.

Pombal

Port.

Portuguese

Purvr.

Purveyor

PW

Prisoner of War

Pyr.

Pyrenees

QMr

Quartermaster

R. Royal

R.A.

Royal Artillery

R. African C.

Royal African Corps

R.D.

Royal Dragoons

R.E. Royal Engineers

Red.

Redhina

Reg. Regiment
Resd. Resigned
R.H.A. Royal Horse Artillery
R.H.Gds. Royal Horse Guards
Rl. Royal

Rol.

Rolica

Roy.

Royal

Ryl.

Royal

Sab.

Sabugal

S.Am. South America

S.M.

Army General Service Medal

S. Millan.

San Millan

San M.

San Munos

S. Seb.

Siege of San Sebastian

1 S. Seb

San Sebastian 1st Assault

2 S. Seb

San Sebastian 2nd Assault

Saur.

Sauroen

Sergt Sergeant

Sev.

Seville

Sev. Wd.

Severely Wounded

Sge Sal. Siege of the Forts of Salamanca

Sli. Wd.

Slightly Wounded

Sob.

Sobral

St. Et. Saint Etienne
Staff C. Cavalry Staff Corps Cavalry

Surg.

Surgeon

Tal.

Talavera

Tar.

Tarifa

Tarr.

Tarragona

Toul.

Toulouse

Trn.

Train

Usag.

Usage

V.B. Veterans Battalion

V. Del P.

Venta del Pozo

Vent. De. P. Venta del Pozo

Vera.

Vera

Vic B.

Vic Bigorre

V. Muriel

Villa Muriel

Vim.

Vimiero

Vitt.

Vittoria

Vol. Volunteer

Voltr.

Volunteer

Vent. De. P. Venta del Pozo
Vty. Veterinary

Walch.

Walcheren

Wd.

Wounded

W.I.

West Indies

W’loo

Waterloo


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