Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of a major-general.
“Wood was to be promoted to a major-generalship and the remaining promotions were dependent upon his advance.”
“From this he rose by regular and rapid degrees to a major-generalship.”
“States army (e. g., his major-generalship during the Mexican War), as chancellor of Mississippi, judge of the High Court of Errors and”
“One of these was Charles Lee, who thought the major-generalship to which Congress appointed him beneath his notice; the other was also an Englishman,”
“Rosecrans were each informed that the first of them to win a victory would get the vacant major-generalship in the United States Army in place of his present volunteer rank.”
“Sharpsburg, where he wrung admiration from his superior officers, appeared to call for recognition from the President, but he did not receive his major-generalship, and, although more than once in the actual command of a division, did not secure that title.”
“He was continued as governor, but had to resign his major-generalship, which passed to Anthony Wayne.”
“Arnold's gallant conduct was at once rewarded by a major-generalship.”
“Grant, offering the position of the then vacant major-generalship in the regular army, to the general in the field who should first achieve an important and decisive victory.”
“But as there was a good chance for a fight, and, in fact, a good many fights, and as a major-generalship was not to be sneered at, he accepted it, and resigned the commission which he held in the English army.”
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