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Regular regiments (of the old army) of both infantry and artillery were authorized to have one regimental Quartermaster sergeant appointed by the regimental commander, usually upon the recommendation of the regimental Quartermaster.
sergeants must be men of great integrity as it is their responsibility to take charge of the government property entrusted to their care and to issue stores as approved by the appropriate officer.
The old regiments of infantry and artillery are not allowed Commissary sergeants in their organization and these duties are performed either by the Quartermaster sergeant or a sergeant detailed to extra duty for that purpose.
www.ae.utexas.edu /~demarskj/mike/quartercommis.html   (1173 words)

 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant (BQMS) (Ceathrúsháirsint Cathláin in Gaelic) is a rank in the Irish Army and Irish Air Corps equivalent to Warrant Officer Class 1 (NATO OR-9) in the British Army.
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (RQMS) is an appointment held by a senior Warrant Officer Class 2 in the British Army and Royal Marines.
The RQMS is the senior assistant to the Quartermaster of a regiment or battalion and also usually functions as the deputy Regimental Sergeant Major.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regimental_Quartermaster_Sergeant   (231 words)

 Kautz - Customs of Service 4
As the quartermaster takes charge of the transportation of the stores, they are necessarily, whilst in his charge and in transit, out of the control of the commissary department for the time-being; but it is the sergeant’s duty to note the amount he turns over for transportation, to give invoices and take transportation receipts.
The quartermaster sergeant of the regiment is appointed by the regimental commander, on the recommendation of the quartermaster of the regiment, and should be exclusively under the orders of the latter; and all orders the sergeant has to execute should properly be transmitted through his chief.
Regimental quartermasters rarely are authorized to employ citizens: all the aid he requires is usually furnished from the companies of the regiment, on proper application, and the labors of these men are usually under the direction of the quartermaster sergeant.
www.usregulars.com /COS04.html   (3064 words)

 Third US Arillery
As the Quartermaster Sergeant he was responsible for drawing and issuing clothing, personal gear, rations, and sometimes small arms ammunition to the enlisted men of the company, and kept the appropriate records.
The Sergeant assigned all duty positions in his half-section, except for the Corporals, and he insured that the cannoneers and drivers were not only properly trained, by that they could switch roles on an individual basis if necessary.
Were under the direction of the Quartermaster Sergeant and were assigned to drive and care for the baggage wagons (normally two), forage wagons, and sometimes an ambulance.
thirdusartillery.tripod.com /ChainOfCommand.html   (2837 words)

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Company Quartermaster sergeant procures and receives the fuel and forage for the company, and is responsible for the appropriate distribution to the company.
The company Quartermaster sergeant must be familiar with drill and may be required in the ranks to perform his part in times of danger.
It is the customary practice for Quartermasters at the regimental and company levels to wear the service branch colors of their units (i.e., light blue for infantry, red for artillery, and yellow for cavalry).
www.ae.utexas.edu /~demarskj/mike/quarterlevel.html   (759 words)

 Quartermaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By longstanding tradition, he or she is always commissioned from the ranks (and is usually a former Regimental Sergeant Major) and holds the rank of captain or major.
The Quartermaster is assisted by the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (RQMS) and a staff of storemen.
Quartermaster was similarly a junior naval rank in the German navy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quartermaster   (720 words)

 Sergeant Major-Forgotten Soldier
Drill Sergeants and Corporals were assigned from the companies for the task of training the new recruit The Major was responsible for training new officers before they went to their companies.
The uniform of the Sergeant in the Continental Army prior to 1779 was of a finer quality than that of the rank and file.
Sergeant Major Younglove of the Third New Jersey Regiment in 1776 had a gold hat cord and turned back in the silver lace that was intended for his coat (Brigade Dispatch, Autumn 1995), (Revwar listserv).
www.nwta.com /couriers/4-96/sergeant.html   (1393 words)

The Quartermaster’s Department was also responsible for keeping the sealed patterns used in acquiring new contracts for uniforms and equipment, and provided supplies for the construction and maintenance of the United States Military Railroads.
The Regimental Quartermaster had, under his direction, a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant charged with the responsibility of storing and transporting the property assigned to the Regimental Quartermaster for the Regiment.
The rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant was not a command position, although he was required to know the drills, and the duties and responsibilities of the line NCO’s.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Atrium/5548/Qmaster.html   (1132 words)

 91st PA--quartermaster department
George Eyre was the regimental quartermaster beginning 4 or 7 October 1861.
On 12 Sep 64, Adam Stitzman was relieved from duty in the quartermaster department, as regimental butcher, and William [?] Irving (D) was assigned to duty in the quartermaster department [special order 77, HQ 91st PA, 12 Sep 64].
On 20 November 1864, the regimental quartermasters department consisted of the acting regimental qm (Justus Gregory), a clerk (Edwin Burr), and the regimental butcher (Thomas Irving) [letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 20 Nov 64].
freepages.military.rootsweb.com /~pa91/cfqrm.html   (318 words)

 20233 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Francis Carter, Royal Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sergeant Carter was serving with "B" Troop of the Bridging Battalion, Royal Engineers in 1899 when he was alerted for active service in South Africa.
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Francis Carter was discharged from the Army at Aldershot on the 15
Regimental District was the depot of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
hometown.aol.com /reubique/20233.htm   (2581 words)

 Glossary-British and Indian Army
A Quartermaster Sergeant holds the rank of a Staff Sergeant in the British Army.
Sergeants may hold speciality positions in a regiment such as, trumpter, farrier, instructor, armourer, or pioneer for example.
For example sergeants employed at a senior level as instructors, farriers, or armourers would be staff sergeants in the British Army.
www.members.dca.net /fbl/glossary.html   (2001 words)

 Quartermaster Corps History Time Line, 1775-Present
The Quartermaster Department of the Revolutionary War was a small organization responsible for supply activities that were to furnish all camp equipment and tents and when the Army went into winter quarters, provided the lumber and articles needed to provide huts for the troops.
Remedial legislation was passed that allowed the Quartermaster Department, with the approval of the commanding general of an army or military district, to procure and issue subsistence directly in the field when contacting failures occurred.
Quartermaster Department reunited under a single Quartermaster General, with two deputies and at the discretion of the President, up to twelve assistant deputies, made a permanent bureau in Washington, D.C. Subsistence Department created, headed by a Commissary General with clear-cut powers to buy and issue rations.
www.qmfound.com /quartermaster_time_line.htm   (4442 words)

 The NCO in the Frontier Army
Sergeants had to be able to instruct and command the School of the platoon.
Sergeant Charlton later related how proud he was to command a detail that normally should have had an officer.
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Thomas Causby and Saddler Sergeant John Tritten were lucky to have been left behind with the supplies at the Powder River base camp.
www.bar-w.com /frontier-nco.html   (1796 words)

 The Quartermaster Regiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The regiment is commanded by the Quartermaster General and the Quartermaster Sergeant Major serves as the Regimental Sergeant Major.
The central theme of this insignia is the 1896 Quartermaster branch insignia with the "Regimental Eagle".
Beginning in 1985, the Quartermaster General established the Quartermaster Corps Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding leaders who have contributed most to history and development of the Quartermaster Regiment.
www.qmfound.com /reg.html   (513 words)

 Regimental History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The colour for the 11th's new beret was brown, chosen by the then Quartermaster's wife for its practicality, and it was issued to 11H with a broad crimson headband - but with no cap badge, as soldiers were only issued one cap badge which was fitted to their forage cap.
The honour of carrying the Guidon is entrusted to a Warrant Officer (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant).
Regimental music is an emotive subject close to the hearts of all ranks of the Regiment.
www.krh.org.uk /history.htm   (4746 words)

 P O Avery - 4th Illinois Cavalry - Maryanne Wallace - Ronald Roy Wallace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As the Sergeant passed his commander he secured permission to retain the few men already in advance which proved to be eight men under a Sergeant from Company F, Giving Sergeant Cook twenty men in all, who had orders to keep about a half mile in advance of the regiment.
Sergeant Cook immediately sent word to Colonel McCullough that he was already inside of Fort Henry and the latter came up in about twenty minutes on a gallop with sabers already drawn for a charge.
The horses of Sergeant Cook's command were by this time so much exhausted that many times the riders had to dismount in the water and quicksand to get their horses through the miry places, when Colonel McCullough relieved us from the advance guard with a detail from Company I the remainder of the day.
www.angelfire.com /ca3/4thillinoiscavalry/POAvery.html   (15440 words)

 Plan for organization of volunteer forces
The adjutant and regimental quartermaster will be selected from the company officers of the regiment by the colonel, and may be reassigned to companies at his pleasure.
There will be allowed to each regiment one chaplain, who will be appointed by the regimental commander on the vote of the field officers and company commanders on duty with the regiment at the time the appointment is to be made.
The regimental non-commissioned staff will be appointed from the sergeants of the regiment by the colonel.
www.rootsweb.com /~ilcivilw/genor15.htm   (1049 words)

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There was little to be done, and less to be learned, in the ordinary routine of camp duty, which consisted principally of attending the stables to see that the men fed and groomed their horses.
He was seen by one of his sergeants, who could not render him any assistance on account of the continuous firing from the house and from their own men behind.
Sergeant Eland was also shot dead; he was the son of a local settler, whose farm adjoined Reuter's Mission Station.
gutenberg.net.au /ebooks04/0400611.txt   (22314 words)

 Quartermaster-The Regs
102…Appointments of regimental quartermaster will only be conferred upon officers who unite the experience, discretion, and qualifications necessary for the efficient performance of their responsible and varied duties.
104…In addition to his duties as quartermaster of the regiment or post, the regimental quartermaster will perform the functions of Assistant Commissary of Subsistence, if the command be less than a regiment.
Regimental, to perform duties of assistant commissary of substance.
www.nps.gov /fosc/qm2.htm   (314 words)

 Combat Mission: Afrika Korps
This Field First was generally the senior platoon sergeant in the company, but this unofficial appointment was at the discretion of the company commander and could go to any of the platoon sergeants.
Staff Sergeants were generally found in the position of Company Quartermaster Sergeant; no other staff sergeants were found in an infantry battalion.
A Lance Sergeant was a corporal wearing three stripes and performing a sergeant's duties; for example, some establishments called for a six-gun Anti Tank platoon to have three of the guns commanded by sergeants, with the other three commanded by lance sergeants.
members.shaw.ca /madorosh/table.htm   (1578 words)

 ShinyCapstar-Home of the Coldstream Guards
The ORC was a Sergeant who was responsible for the daily routine of the Orderly Room and the Battalion clerks.
He is appointed to command a Battalion of the Regiment and he is responsible to the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel for the training, discipline and administration of that Battalion.
The Master Tailor’s appointment is rank-ranged from Sergeant to WOII, and by appointment he is ranked as the Senior Sergeant in the Battalion.
www.shinycapstar.com /bnstaff.htm   (1697 words)

 Union Army Chaplain's Uniform, 1861-1865
Regimental Organization General Orders Number 15, (which outlined the basic organization of the volunteer force) stated that the field officers and staff of the regiment would include:
One fault of the regulation uniform was that members of the various staff departments had little to distinguish their department affiliation.
Surgeons, paymasters, quartermasters and even some chaplains all wore the letters U.S. in a wreath on their hats and shoulder straps with dark blue fields.
www3.nbnet.nb.ca /hamriver/chaplain/uniform.htm   (492 words)

 Adam Houston, First Sergeant, United States Army
Non-Commissioned Officers of the 10th Cavalry around 1902 (The Squadron Sergeant Major, top row, left, still wears the chevrons authorized from 1899-1902 while the rest of the men wear the chevrons in use from 1902-1916) The regiment was then at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.
Q.M. Sergeant Anderson won a bronze medal in the 1903 Department (Missouri and Texas) Cavalry competition.
The color sergeant of the Tenth Cavalry, Adam Houston, bore to the front not only his own flags, but those of the Third Cavalry when the latter's color sergeant was shot down.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /adam-houston.htm   (1244 words)

Quartermaster Sergeant Smith Maxwell, United States Marine Corps (the second highest enlisted rank at the time and the senior Marine non-commissioned officer on the battlefield that day), had been born in 1827, one of the first of the Maxwell brood.
Exactly what his duties were remain unclear as the Quartermaster of the Marine Corps would go along with the battalion (as would the Corps’ Inspector) and Gen. McDowell was charged with much of the quartermaster’s duties.
Generally the quartermaster sergeant would remain in support providing ammunition and supplies to the companies engaged in the battle.
4mermarine.com /SmithMaxwell.htm   (4917 words)

 1861 Regulations:  Extracts from Congress
The regimental commissary sergeant shall receive the pay and allowances of regimental sergeant major, and the regimental* quartermaster sergeant shall receive the pay and allowances of a sergeant of cavalry.
And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to each regiment one chaplain, who shall be appointed by the regimental commander on the vote of the field officers and company commanders on duty with the regiment at the time the appointment shall be made.
And be it further enacted, That all letters written by soldiers in the service of the United States may be transmitted through the mails without pre-payment of postage, under such regulations as the Post-Office Department may prescribe, the postage thereon to be paid by the recipients.
www.usregulars.com /Extracts_Congress.html   (584 words)

 Handbook 2d Wis
The First Sergeant will act as the liaison between the commissioned officers and the lower ranks and be akin to a "stern mother" of his Field Command.
Quartermaster and Commissary Sergeants = Elected by majority vote of the entire Unit at the annual meeting.
This unit will be headed by the Quartermaster Sergeant who will act as the Field Commander and may participate as a member of the Headquarters Staff whether uniformed as the Quartermaster Sergeant or a Private.
www.secondwi.com /regimentalyearlymeeting/handbook_2d_wis.htm   (13509 words)

 Organizational Plan for the Volunteer Force 1861
Cavalry regiments were similar but they had a company quartermaster sergeant, 2 buglers in place of musicians, 2 farriers and a saddler with between 56 and 72 privates.
Higher levels of organizations included brigades, which were to be commanded by a brigadier general, and include a staff consisting of a aide-de-camp (lieutenant), assistant adjutant general (captain), surgeon, assistant quartermaster (captain) and a commissary of subsistence (captain).
It consisted of a major general assisted by three aides-de-camp (a major and two captains), assistant adjutant general (lieutenant colonel), quartermaster (lieutenant colonel), commissary of subsistence (lieutenant colonel), and assistant inspector general (lieutenant colonel).
members.tripod.com /~howardlanham/plan.htm   (461 words)

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