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Continental Army General and Commander-in-ChiefEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Permanent
Establishment
Secretary of War President
Began Ended Days of
Service
Reason
1st General George Washington [[File: 15 Jun 1775 23 Dec 1783 Resignation - - -

Senior Officer of the United States ArmyEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st Major General Henry Knox Henry Knox (MG) 23 Dec 1783 20 Jun 1784 00180 Resignation 1783 (direct)
2nd Major John Doughty John Doughty (Major) 20 Jun 1784 12 Aug 1784 00053 Relieved 1783 (direct)
3rd Brigadier General Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar (BG) 12 Aug 1784 04 Mar 1791 02395 Resignation 1783 (direct)
4th Major General Arthur St. Clair Arthur St. Clair (MG) 04 Mar 1791 05 Mar 1792 00367 Resignation 1783 (direct)
5th Major General Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne (MG) 13 Apr 1792 15 Dec 1796 01707 Died in Office 1783 (direct)
6th Brigadier General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson (BG) 15 Dec 1796 13 Jul 1798 00575 Relieved 1791 (direct)
7th Lieutenant General George Washington George Washington (LTG) 13 Jul 1798 14 Dec 1799 00519 Died in Office 1798 (direct)
8th Major General Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton 14 Dec 1799 15 Jun 1800 00183 Resignation 1798 (direct)
9th Brigadier General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson (MG) 15 Jun 1800 27 Jan 1812 04243 Relieved 1800 (direct)
10th Major General Henry Dearborn Henry Dearborn (MG) 27 Jan 1812 15 Jun 1815 01235 Discharged 18012 (direct)
11th Major General Jacob Brown Jacob J. Brown (MG) 15 Jun 1815 01 Jun 1821 03273 Office
Re-designated
1813 (direct)

Commanding General of the United States ArmyEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st Major General Jacob J. Brown Jacob J. Brown (MG) 01 Jun 1821 24 Feb 1828 02459 Died in Office 1813 (direct)
2nd Major General Alexander Macomb Alexander Macomb 29 May 1828 25 Jun 1841 04775 Died in Office 1788 (direct)
3rd Lieutenant General Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (LTG) 05 Jul 1841 01 Nov 1861 07424 Retirement 1808 (direct)
4th Major General George B. McClellan George B. McClellan (MG) 01 Nov 1861 11 Mar 1862 00365 Relieved 1846 (USMA)
5th Major General Henry W. Halleck Henry H. Halleck (MG) by Jacob H. Lazarus 23 Jul 1862 09 Mar 1864 00595 Relieved 1838 (USMA)
6th General Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant (GEN) 09 Mar 1864 04 Mar 1869 01821 Resignation 1843 (USMA)
7th General William T. Sherman William T. Sherman (GEN) 08 Mar 1869 01 Nov 1883 05351 Vacated 1840 (USMA)
8th General Philip H. Sheridan Philip H. Sheridan (LTG1) 01 Nov 1883 05 Aug 1888 01739 Died in Office 1853 (USMA)
9th Lieutenant General John M. Schofield John M. Schofield (LTG) 14 Aug 1888 29 Sep 1895 02602 Retirement 1853 (USMA)
10th Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles Nelson A. Miles (LTG) 05 Oct 1895 08 Aug 1903 02863 Retirement 1866 (direct)

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