BLAINE, EPHRAIM. (?–1804). Continental commissary officer. Pennsylvania. According to Heitman's Historical Register, (1914), Blaine was commissary of the Eighth Pennsylvania, 17 October 1776; commissary of supplies, Continental Army, 1 April 1777; deputy commissary general of purchases, 6 August 1777; and commissary general of purchases, 1 January 1780–24 July 1782. Johnston's order of battle for the Yorktown campaign shows Colonel Blaine as commissary general. Heitman shows no military rank.
Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army. Revised edition. Washington, D.C.: Rare Book Shop Publishing Co., 1914.