Joseph E. Johnston appointed Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army
The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Joseph E. Johnston as Quartermaster-General of the Army with the rank of Brigadier-General. He was replacing General Thomas S. Jesup who had recently died. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Johnson resigned from the U.S. Army and went into the Confederate forces, the highest ranking soldier to do so. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 601.