Commissary general


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Related to Commissary general: Commissary general of subsistence
an officer in charge of some special department of army service
The officer in charge of the commissariat and transport department, or of the ordnance store department.
The commissary general of subsistence.

See also: Commissary, Commissary, Commissary

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Brooke is commander in chief, I am commissary general, the other fellows are staff officers, and you, ladies, are company.
The worthy Commissary General of the Carlist forces was under the impression that I was looking at him; but what I had in my eye was a jumble of butterfly women and winged youths and the soft sheen of Argand lamps gleaming on an arrow of gold in the hair of a head that seemed to evade my outstretched hand.
Hodgdon was Commissary General of Military Stores and Assistant Quartermaster for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and though the archives contain letters by three officials, he wrote most of them.
Stymied by the contradiction between the two documents, the Commissary General Maculano da Firenzuola negotiated a plea bargain with Galileo, persuading him, according to Blackwell, to confess in exchange for some unknown lesser penalty.
In the latter area, Davis's loyalty toward friends such as Albert Sidney Johnston, Leonidas Polk, Braxton Bragg, and commissary general Lucius Northrup come in for the usual criticism, as does his intense dislike of other officers such as P.
Congress also authorizes an engineer, adjutant general, paymaster, commissary general and quartermaster, giving birth to those branches.
In 1777, he was appointed Deputy Commissary General for the Georgia troops, and the next year he became Commissary General for Purchases and Issues for the Continental troops in Georgia and South Carolina.
Besides quartermaster and commissary expenditures, the prison fund had been supplying the stockade with extra money and beginning to pry open the hands of the tight-fisted commissary general of prisons, William Hoffman.
Tracy's legal background told him he had no authority to change a preexisting contract, so the depot commander wrote the commissary general of Subsistence.
At the end of the month, Commissary General Hoffman approved three hundred dollars for leasing a half-acre of ground at the local cemetery for dead Confederates, and the employment of a person to bury them for $40 a month.
17) Records of the Commissary General of Prisons, Statement of Prison Funds, 1864" entry 16, 77, RG 249, NA.

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