George Mansel, 1871 - deciphering help please

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  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    I would like some opinions as to which Volunteer Regiment this gentleman belongs to,I believe it says Leuft (for Lieutenant/'Leftenant') Coling? Volunteers, but I can't identify it.

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    I think it's Leuft Col of Volunteers - if so, it doesn't really answer your question... :headbang:
     
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    Could it be Leuft. Col. of Volunteers?

    Snap Arthur :)
     
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    From the Southern Times and Dorset County Herald 25th May 1852 under the heading 'Dorset Rifle Volunteers' a lengthy article which contains -
    .........Our battalion, consisting as it does of thirteen companies, is therefore entitled to send up twenty-six representatives for the former and thirty-nine for the latter, over and above which there are two nominations fur each contest placed in the bands of the officer commanding, Lieut.-Col Mansel.
     
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    Thank you both, Lieut-Col it's obvious now. As for identifying which regiment doesn't much matter, I'm just transcribing the census, but for my own amusement I shall assume he was with the company of Rifle Volunteers stationed at Blandford :rolleyes:
     
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