Continental Army Quartermaster Generals: June 16, 1775 - end of war
- Congress created positions for Quartermaster General and a deputy on June 16, 1775. It authorized George Washington
fill the position and the rank of Quartermaster General was set at Colonel.
- Congress abolished the post on July 25, 1785.
August 14, 1775 - May 16, 1776
- On August 14, 1775, he was selected by George Washington
to fill the position. He had been serving as one of Washington's aides-de-camp.
- On May 16, 1776, he was promoted to Brigadier General. Since the rank of Quartermaster General was fixed by law as that of a colonel, Mifflin resigned his post in order to accept his promotion.
Hugh Hughes (Acting)
May 16, 1776 - June 5, 1776
- Upon Thomas Mifflin's resignation, Deputy Quartermaster General Hughes assumed the duties until a replacement was found.
June 5, 1776 - September 28, 1776
- He had been serving as one of George Washington's
aides-de-camp since March 7, 1776.
- He was appointed to the post on June 5, 1776, but didn't assume the duties until June 7, 1776.
- He was convinced to resign by a congressional committee reviewing the state of the army.
October 1, 1776 - November 7, 1777
- He retained his rank of Brigadier General when he returned to the post.
- He was reappointed to the post by George Washington's
on September 28 and confirmed by Congress on October 1.
- He was promoted to Major General on February 12, 1777.
- He submitted his resignation on October 8, 1777, but it was not accepted by Congress for another month. When it was accepted, he was appointed to the Board of War.
November 8, 1777- March 1, 1778
- Deputy Quartermaster General Henry Emanuel Lutterloh and George Washington
himself performed some of the duties while the position was vacate.
March 2, 1778 - August 5, 1780
- He was convinced to take the position on February 25, 1778.
- His appointed was confirmed by Congress on March 2, 1778.
- He assumed duties on March 23, 1778.
- He submitted his resignation on July 26, 1780 and it was accepted on August 5, 1780.
- He continued to perform the duties of the post until September 22.
Colonel Timothy Pickering
August 5, 1780 - July 25, 1785
- He did not assume the duties of the post until September 22, 1780.
4. Boatner, Mark M.; Encyclopedia of the American Revolution
Picture: The Delaware Regiment at the Battle of Long Island. Painting by Domenick D'Andrea for the National Guard Bureau Heritage Series
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