from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above colonel.
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- adj. any officer having a rank above that of colonel.
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- n. officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel
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Nothing was done in Richmond concerning a general officer for Burks's brigade.
"Commanding Armies U. S." GENERAL: Since writing tne accompanying despatch, General Custer reports that his command has captured in all thirty-five pieces of artillery, one thousand prisoners -- including one general officer -- and from one hundred and fifty to two hundred wagons.
Tradition is that Heth was the one general officer whom Lee called by his first name; certain it is that Lee interested himself in Heth's advancement as in no other instance of record.
Another general officer to join Lee's army and take command of a worn brigade was John Pegram, who last was seen as the leader of a captured column at Rich Mountain in 1861.
Now that Gordon had failed, every general officer and many a man of lesser rank sensed what Lee confided to the President on March 26: The time was at hand to evacuate Richmond and Petersburg and to unite with the forces in North Carolina.23
Harry Heth and Dick Anderson had asked for Willie Pegram's promotion to general officer and assignment to command an infantry brigade, and Powell Hill had endorsed the recommendation.
My own headquarters were established on the grounds of Mr. William Crutchfield, a resident of the place, whose devotion to the Union cause knew no bounds, and who rendered me -- and, in fact, at one time or another, nearly every general officer in the Army of the Cumberland -- invaluable service in the way of information about the Confederate army.
The next day, just as his Majesty mounted his horse to go to Doulevent, a general officer of the Austrians was brought to him, whose arrival caused a great sensation at headquarters, as it delayed the Emperor's departure for a few moments.
I was nothing but a fifer – but I tell you, Sir! there wasn't a general officer in the country that played his part with a prouder heart than I did mine!