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- n. Plural form of major general.
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The only major generals left with the army who had led divisions as recently as Gettysburg were Pickett, who now was returning from detached service, Rodes, who had done admirably in Spotsylvania County, and Harry Heth, who carried some new odium for the events of May 6.
In this case, it pitted General Philip Schuyler, one of the first four major generals created by Congress and head of the Northern Department of the army, against General Horatio Gates.