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- n. The rank, appointment, authority, or tenure of a general.
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- n. The rank or office of a general.
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- n. the office and authority of a general
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For Stuart, the formation of a corps brought with it the prospect of a lieutenant generalcy for himself.
He had prized a lieutenant generalcy since the organization of cavalry corps.
He had several times been recommended for a brigadier-generalcy for gallant and meritorious conduct.
This confirmed him; and soon after I recommended him for a brigadier-generalcy in the regular army, and it was given to him for this victory.
I was not aware of the reasons for this course, and therefore strongly recommended him for a major-generalcy.
But, unhappily, Government would not re-enforce Johnston -- even to the very limited extent it might; and Mr. Davis promoted Pemberton to a lieutenant-generalcy and sent him to Vicksburg.
Meanwhile, Grant, elevated to a lieutenant-generalcy, had been transferred to the Potomac frontier; and men, money, supplies -- without stint or limit -- had been placed at his disposal.
General J.E. B. Stuart had by his successful conduct of the cavalry, no less than by his personal gallantry, worked his way from the colonelcy he held at Manassas to a major-generalcy of all that arm of the Virginia army.
This state, the old Captain-generalcy of Caracas, has the honour of having given to Spanish-America the great liberator, Simon Bolívar, and the eminent man of letters, Andrés Bello.
On the 1st of March the President, feeling that the time had come when his armies should be in motion, and plainly discouraged at the poor success he had had in getting Rosecrans ready for an advance, authorized General Halleck to say to him that there was a vacant major-generalcy in the regular army which would be given to the general in the field who should first win an important and decisive victory.