Here is a very interesting little article about the formation of the new "Military Train". It sounds rather like the American Quartermasters. This seemed interesting, though, because it even specifies the height requirements for the men involved! Does anyone know if this corps still exists?
Hampshire Chronicle 27 September 1856 (page
It has been determined to constitute immediately a new corps, forming a permanent department of the army, under the title of the Military Train. Its office will be to accompany the army, to convey all its stores, ammunition, food, and equipments. It will be divided into parties corresponding with, and adequate to, the supply of the divisions, brigades, and regiments to which it will be attached at the various encampments, and in addition to these parties and the main body of the corps at head-quarters, it is in contemplation to have at one of the principal ports a complete battalion, well disciplined, and ready to embark at a moment's notice, as a kind of supplementary force to supply the extraordinary exigencies of an army actually serving in an enemy's country. The Military Train will be composed of the most eligible volunteers of the late Land Transport Corps, and the most deserving of the supernumeraries of the regiments of the line now in process of reduction; the pay, allowances, pensions, &c. will be on precisely the same scale as in the cavalry of the line. Finally, the arrangement of this new corps is to be superintended by Colonel M'Murdo, director-general of the late Land Transport Corps. The men are to be from five feet five to five feet eight in height.