American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above colonel and below major general.
- n. One who holds this rank.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as brigadier.
- n. military A military officer who commands a brigade.
- n. US, military A one star general.
- n. military A military rank between colonel and the second lowest general rank or major general, having an O7 NATO rank scale equivalency
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Mil.) An officer in rank next above a colonel, and below a major general. He commands a brigade, and is sometimes called, by a shortening of his title, simple a
- n. a general officer ranking below a major general
“Long of Lee's staff had been advanced to brigadier general and placed in charge of the guns of the Second Corps, which were not handled acceptably by the corps chief after the wounding of Stapleton Crutchfield.”
“Clinton sent a large detachment to the Caribbean to take the French island of Saint Lucia and another of 3,500 men under Scottish brigadier general Archibald Campbell to try to capture Savannah, Georgia.”
“It was prolonged to an anticlimax in which the embarrassed central figure was the Reverend William Nelson Pendleton, brigadier general and chief of artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.”
“Joseph E. Johnston had been promptly commissioned brigadier general in the Confederate army after declining like rank in the service of Virginia.”
“Permanent promotion as brigadier general went to Colonel Bryan Grimes, who was assigned to the command of the dead Junius Daniel's North Carolina troops.”
“To Rufus Barringer, a cavalry colonel of excellent record, went the insignia of brigadier general and the fine regiments of James B. Gordon, killed at Yellow Tavern.”
“Longstreet's Division remained intact otherwise than for the transfer of R. H. Anderson's brigade to Micah Jenkins, promoted brigadier general on Lee's strong recommendation.”
“The able, diligent, always courageous Colonel James Conner at last had sufficiently recovered from an old wound to take the field, and he was made brigadier general and assigned temporarily the brigade of the wounded Samuel McGowan.”
“In the reorganization following the battle, Stephen D. Lee was promoted brigadier general and ordered to Vicksburg.”
“Colonel Lindsay Walker received on March 1 the commission of brigadier general of artillery, which Long of the Second Corps and Alexander of the First already held.”
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