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'Quarter Master General or Adjutant General. Assistant Quarter Master General or Assistant Adjutant General. Soldiers of the Royal Staff Corps. 1812'

Aquatint by J C Stadler after Charles Hamilton Smith, 1812.

The quarter master general's responsibilities included movement, quarters, camps, bivouacs and their defence. The adjutant general dealt with personnel issues like appointments, transfers and regulations. Together they were a field commander's two principal staff officers. They were supported by assistants and deputy assistants.

From Charles Hamilton Smith's 'Costumes of the Army of the British Empire, according to the last regulations 1812', published by Colnaghi and Company, 1812-1815.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1950-11-33-5

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1950-11-33-5

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