McCarthy reduced to Private


The transfer did not work out well for McCarthy, as only one month into his duty with his new battalion, he is reduced from Sergeant all the way back to Private. The unit’s records make note of the demotion, but do not specify the reason why. It was most likely due to William not seeing eye to eye with his new commander, as only two days after his demotion, he is transferred to a different battery within his new battalion, probably by his own request. His move from C Battery to B Battery meant he would have a new leader. The battery transfer and change of leadership worked, as he would spend the remaining months of the war in this new battery without any issues.

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