Definition Of quartermasters


a military officer responsible for providing quarters, rations, clothing, and other supplies.

During the Civil War Gilmer held a variety of staff positions, including quartermaster and adjutant general of the Hilliard Alabama Legion.

a naval petty officer with particular responsibility for steering and signals.

Typically, it's a boatswain's mate or a quartermaster running the ship, while an engineer and one or two seaman line handlers assist in the shipboard operations.

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