Sentence Examples with the word major-general

Close to the head of the triangle at Dundee and Glencoe was posted a small British force under Major-General Sir W.

The year 1784 marks the beginning of the ordnance survey, for in that year Major-General Roy measured a base line of 27,404 ft.

Blair was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in August 1862 and a major-general in November 1862.

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The expeditionary force was now broken up, leaving about 10,000 men, under Major-General Sir A.

In 1654 he was again in Ireland, and after making certain recommendations to his father, now lord prctector, with regard to the government of that country, hi became major-general of the forces in Ireland and a member of the Irish council of state, taking up his new duties in July 1655.

Corps in the Fredericksburg campaign; and was promoted, in November 1862, to be major-general of volunteers.

The Union right was crumpled up on the centre, where Major-General G.

After much disputing and arguing, Major-General Grekov with two Cossack regiments decided to go with the Polish sergeant.

He was, however, employed to the end of the war, and in 1867 received the brevets of brigadier-general U.S.A. and major-general U.S.A. for his services at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg respectively.

He served in Kentucky, was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers early in 1862; took part in the second day's fighting at the battle of Shiloh, served as chief of staff under Rosecrans in the Army of the Cumberland in 1863, fought at Chickamauga, and was made a major-general of volunteers for gallantry in that battle.