from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above brigadier general and below lieutenant general.
- n. One who holds this rank.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A military officer in the armies of most nations, typically ranking below a lieutenant general and above a brigadier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- An officer of the army holding a rank next above that of brigadier general and next below that of lieutenant general, and who usually commands a division or a corps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A military officer next in rank below a lieutenant-general.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a general officer ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general
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Gordon's division did not receive a new major general because Gordon presumably would return to his old command if Early again led the corps; meanwhile it was under Brigadier General Clement A.
Colonel Robert E. Rodes of the 5th Alabama Regiment had been made brigadier general and assigned to the command of Ewell's brigade, Ewell being temporarily assigned to a brigade in Longstreet's division, and subsequently made major general and transferred
In one incident to which Lovell had referred, Tronson du Coudray, a French artillery officer of distinction, had come with a commission from Deane promising him the rank of major general and chief of artillery.
The acting commander of McLaws's division, Joseph B. Kershaw, was not yet a major general and could not be considered for corps command.
And my cousin, Arthur Clark, came into the insurance company and he's the current president and chairman, a very fine, reserve major general in the air force and so on; he had quite a tour in China during the war.
The first was to drive north up the valley of the Hudson, seeking a rendezvous with a strong force of eight thousand troops heading south from Quebec under command of “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne, a flamboyant major general and a rival of William Howe for the favor of the British ministry.
To the other major general on the Suffolk front, John B. Hood, little of interest happened.
Their leader was Alexander McDougall, fifty years old, a major general and commander of the New York Line.
Age forty and a West Pointer, he proves himself capable of handling troops in battle and of hitting hard; but he is of a kindly, generous, and easy-going nature and, though he receives promotion to the grade of major general after the Seven Days, he has no inclination to advertise or to advance himself.
John B. Gordon was promoted major general as reward for his attack on May 6 and for his service in the Bloody Angle.