Timeline of Continental Army Departmental Command Changes:
Continental Army


1781
January 1 - Alexander Scammell's resignation from the post of Adjutant General becomes effective.
January 8 - Edward Hand is elected Adjutant General.
May 11 - John Paterson becomes acting commander of the Hudson Highlands Department.
June 24 - Alexander McDougall becomes commander of the Hudson Highlands Department.
June 25 - John Stark becomes commander of the Northern Department.
October 15 - William Alexander (Stirling) becomes commander of the Northern Department.
September 24 - William Irvine becomes commander of the Western Department.
November 21 - John Stark becomes commander of the Northern Department.


1782
January 18 - William Heath becomes commander of the Hudson Highlands Department.
August 24 - Henry Knox becomes commander of the Hudson Highlands Department.
August 29 - William Alexander (Stirling) becomes commander of the Northern Department.


1783
January 15 - The Northern Department is discontinued after the death of its commander, William Alexander (Lord Stirling).
December 23 - General George Washington resigns as Commander-in-Chief.


1785
July 25 - Congress abolishes the post of Quartermaster General.







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