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A senior rank of non-commissioned officer in the army, above sergeant, employed on administrative duties.
- ‘He was a quartermaster-sergeant in a Wethersfield company, in Colonel Samuel B. Webb's regiment of the revolutionary army, and received a pension from the government late in life.’
- ‘At thirteen he enlisted as drummer in the United States Army and became quartermaster's sergeant at fifteen.’
- ‘Wounded by shrapnel but otherwise intact, Islwyn ended the war a quartermaster sergeant.’
- ‘At the time, he was a squadron quartermaster sergeant in the territorial regiment the Yorkshire Hussars.’
- ‘On August 23, 1864, he boarded the steamer Alone as a quartermaster sergeant, overseer of the supplies for Fort Berthold, the post about 125 miles downriver from Fort Union.’
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