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Encyclopedia > Commanding General of the United States Army

Prior to the institution of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army in 1903, there was generally a single senior-most officer in the army. From 1783, he was known simply as the Senior Officer of the United States Army, but in 1821, the title was changed to the more impressive Commanding General of the United States Army. The position was abolished with the creation of the general staff in 1903. The Flag of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army The Chief of Staff of the United States Army (CSA) is the professional head of the United States Army who is responsible for insuring readiness of the Army. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

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United States Army Commanding Generals


Continental Army General And Commander In Chief

  1. Gen. George Washington (15 June 1775-23 December 1783)

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice (1789-1797). ...

Senior Officer

  1. MG. Henry Knox (23 December 1783-20 June 1784)

Henry Knox was an American bookseller from Boston who became the chief Artillery officer of the Continental Army and later the nations first United States Secretary of War. ...

United States Army Senior Officer

  1. Maj. [John Doughty] (20 June 1784-12 August 1784)
  2. LTC. Commandant Josiah Harmar (12 August 1784-4 March 1791)
  3. MG. Arthur St. Clair (4 March 1791-5 March 1792)
  4. Brevet MG. Anthony Wayne (13 April 1792-15 December 1796)
  5. BG. James Wilkinson (15 December 1796-13 July 1798)
  6. LTG. George Washington (13 July 1798-14 December 1799)
  7. MG. Alexander Hamilton (14 December 1799-15 June 1800)
  8. BG. James Wilkinson (15 June 1800-27 January 1812)
  9. MG. Henry Dearborn (27 January 1812-15 June 1815)
  10. MG. Jacob J. Brown (15 June 1815-June 1821)

Josiah Harmar (November 10, 1753 - August 20, 1813) was an officer in the United States Army. ... Arthur St. ... Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796), was a United States Army general and statesman. ... General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson (1757 - December 28, 1825) was a U.S. soldier and statesman, who was associated with several scandals and controversies. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice (1789-1797). ... llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll A portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, 1792. ... General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson (1757 - December 28, 1825) was a U.S. soldier and statesman, who was associated with several scandals and controversies. ... Henry Dearborn Henry Dearborn (February 23, 1751 – June 6, 1829) was an American physician, statesman and veteran of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. ... Jacob Jennings Brown (May 9, 1775-February 24, 1828) was an American army officer in the War of 1812. ...

Commanding General

  1. MG. Jacob J. Brown (June 1821-24 February 1828)
  2. MG Alexander Macomb (29 May 1828-25 June 1841)
  3. MG. Winfield Scott (5 July 1841-1 November 1861)
  4. MG. George B. McClellan (1 November 1861-11 March 1862)
  5. MG. Henry W. Halleck (23 July 1862-9 March 1864)
  6. LTG. Ulysses S. Grant (9 March 1864-4 March 1869)
  7. Gen. William T. Sherman (8 March 1869-1 November 1883)
  8. LTG. Philip H. Sheridan (1 November 1883-5 August 1888)
  9. MG. John McA. Schofield (14 August 1888-29 September 1895)
  10. MG. Nelson A. Miles (5 October 1895-8 August 1903)
  • Source: Historical Resources Branch; United States Army Center of Military History.

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