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 Major General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A major general is a high-ranking officer normally subordinate to a Lieutenant General and senior to a Brigadier General.
There are five Major Generals: the Major General of the Armies, head of the General Staff, the Major General of the Army, the Major General of the Navy, the Major General of the Gendarmerie and the Major General of the Air Force.
Until Ulysses S. Grant was appointed Lieutenant General in 1864 when he took command of the Union forces during the American Civil War, Major General was the highest rank that could be attained by an officer in the U.S. army, though Winfield Scott had been given the brevet (honorary) rank of Lieutenant General in 1855. /wiki/Major_General   (982 words)

 Major General's Song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is sung by the character of Major General Stanley upon his entrance, towards the end of Act I. The song satirises the idea of the modern educated British Army officer of the later 19th century.
The Major General's Song has been used as the basis for a number of parodies, including Tom Lehrer's "Elements Song" and the Animaniacs' song "I am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual".
The Major General's Song is a patter song from Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance. /wiki/Major_General's_Song   (1061 words)

 Major General Thomas Mifflin - First Quartermaster General
Mifflin was appointed to the rank of Major General in February 1777.
Upon his appointment as a Major in May 1775, John Adams declared that he, "ought to have been a general" because he was the "animating soul" of the revolutionary movement.
In in October 1776 he was persuaded by the General Washington and the Continental Congress to resume the duties of Quartermaster General, due to difficulties in finding a suitable replacement. /MG_Thomas_Mifflin.htm   (748 words)

Major General Leonard Wood was an aggressive and energetic soldier who was instrumental in transforming the U.S. Army into a modern fighting force.
General Wood was the principle sponsor of the Plattsburg training camps which gave young men their first orientation to military life He advocated military training in colleges and universities and laid the foundation for the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
From 1902, General Wood served in a number of leadership positions to include commander of the Philippines Division and commander of the Department of the East. /MGLeonardwood.htm   (550 words)

 Major General Thomas Eres new adjutant general
Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Major General Thomas Eres as Adjutant General of the State Military Forces:
General Eres enlisted in the California Army National Guard as an infantryman in 1965 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the California Military Academy in 1970.
General Eres is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Regents of the University of the Pacific, and past chair of the President's Advisory Council for California State University, Sacramento. /casmr/2004ag1.htm   (628 words)

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, one of the most colorful officers in the Marine Corps' long history, was one of the two Marines who received two Medals of Honor for separate acts of outstanding heroism.
Major General Butler, later known to thousands of Marines as "Ol' Gimlet Eye," was born 30 July 1881.
Major General Butler died at the Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, on 21 June 1940, following a four-week illness. /HD/Historical/Whos_Who/Butler_SD.htm   (660 words)

 General George H. Thomas
Major General George H. Thomas - "The Rock of Chickamauga," - "The Sledge of Nashville."
Robert Edward Lee, a southern ‘blue blood’, whose ancestors included founders and warriors, has entered our history as the most innovative and daring General in the Civil War.
Virginia, "The old Dominion," "Mother of Presidents," "Mother of States," cornerstone of the Confederacy, home of the Army of Northern Virginia, is parenthetically, the birthplace of two of the greatest leaders of the American Civil War. /~oneplez/majorgeneralgeorgehthomasblogsite   (719 words)

 Major General William Dorsey Pender
Dorsey Pender at twenty-nine was the youngest and the fastest-rising major general in the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg.
The new major general continued to write extremely tender, emotional letters to his wife, right up to the moment he rode onto the battlefield at Gettysburg.
He was inexperienced as a major general, but had commanded the division before, at Chancellorsville. /wv/wasec5/pender.html   (1883 words)

 General Studies Major
Because a General Studies major cannot be too similar to any existing UW major, all General Studies majors are interdisciplinary, drawing courses from two or more departments.
For example, a major that consisted of 45 credits of sociology and 10 credits of speech would not be approved; it would be too similar to the existing sociology major.
A few of these proposals have been accepted, but because of the difficulty in obtaining faculty sponsorship students proposing majors in these areas are required to obtain faculty sponsors for the major proposal and for the senior study before the proposal for the major is approved. /genstudy/genst.html   (3255 words)

 General Nathanael Greene
In the meantime, the General Assembly of Rhode Island ordered a force of sixteen hundred men to be called into the service and Nathanael Greene was made commander with the rank of Major-General.
Greene had freed the State of North Carolina from the major forces of the British army and that he was able to accomplish this with an inefficient and poorly equipped army, reveals that a moral as well as a military victory was on his side.
On the other hand Cornwallis' troops were well disciplined and the majority were seasoned veterans. /valleyforge/served/greene.html   (3410 words)

 Major General Kenneth R. Clark - NH Adjutant General's Department
General Clark is married to the former Deborah J. Farr of Arlington, Virginia.
General Clark serves as Military Chief of Staff to the Governor and is the Executive Head of the Adjutant General's Department.
General Clark is past president of the Pease Chapter Air Force Association of New Hampshire, past chairman of the Air Guard KC-135 Operations and Commander's Councils, and past president of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. /adjgeneral/clark.htm   (392 words)

 Major General Nathanael Greene - Quartermaster General 1778-1780
General Greene proved himself competent and thwarted the plans of trained British professionals, such as Generals Rawdon and Cornwallis, brilliantly leading the southern army to victory..
General Greene was inducted into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame in 1989.
General Green died when he was forty-four, less than three years after the war ended. /MG_Nathanael_Greene.htm   (836 words)

 Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General, United States Army
Major Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, commander of the Third Army Corps on the memorable field of Gettysburg, where one of his legs was shot off, and subsequently the representative of this Government at the Court of Spain, died last night at 9:10 o'clock at his home, 23 Fifth Avenue.
As the procession passed through the grounds of Fort Myer, a major General's artillery salute was fired, and at the grave three salvos of rifle shots and another artillery salute marked the placing of the body in its last resting place.
In March, 1865, he was brevetted a Major General of the regular army for bravery and meritorious service at Gettysburg. /dsickles.htm   (8767 words)

 Major General Robert McClure
Major General Robert Alexis McClure is the forgotten father of Army special warfare.
He reported to Major General Daniel Noce, Chief of Civil Affairs in the Pentagon, whose office serviced and controlled all military government in occupied areas.
Author's note: I first read about Major General Robert A. McClure during the 1970s, while I was conducting research in the National Archives for my Ph.D. dissertation on the origins of the Army's special warfare capability. /mcclure.html   (2961 words)

 Major General Terry Allen
On September 16, 1969, Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen was buried in the National Cemetery at Ft. Bliss with full military honors.
Having retired on 31 August 1946, Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen died on 12 September 1969, in El Paso, Texas, at the age of 81.
With an outstanding career that belied his West Point experience, he was commissioned a brigadier general in October, 1940, thus becoming the first member of the West Point class he had failed to graduate with to be made a general officer. /ALLEN.HTM   (1127 words)

 Major General Henry Wager Halleck
Henry W. Halleck was commissioned a Major General in the California Militia by the Governor of California.
The widow Halleck married Colonel (Brevet Major General) George Washington Cullum on September 23, 1875.
General Riley and his staff, on horseback traveled the mining regions to explain the Propositions contained in the proclamation. /Halleck.html   (2788 words)

 Major-General Roy Urquhart
One of the dangers of appointing a General not of their breed was that he might not fully appreciate how such a unit needed to operate.
It is a point that those who knew the General would refute without difficulty.
The Germans learned from British POW's that their General was missing, and so propaganda broadcasts boasted that Urquhart was dead. /roy_urquhart.htm   (5054 words)

 Major General Martha T. Rainville
MAJOR GENERAL MARTHA T. Major General Martha T. Rainville is the adjutant general of the State of Vermont.
As adjutant general, she serves as the inspector general and quartermaster general of the 4,000 members of the Vermont Army and Air National Guard.
She is the first woman in the 367-year history of the National Guard to serve as a State Adjutant General. /ngbgomo/library/bio/rainville_mt.htm   (378 words)

 Braxton Bragg, Confederate General, Commander, Army of Tennessee
General Bragg is one of the most controversial figures in the War of Southern Independence.
Bragg had won the greatest Confederate victory of the war, but refused the advice of almost all his generals, including James Longstreet and Nathan Bedford Forrest and did not attack the retreating Yankees.
Many of his actions during major Western Theater battles in which he fought are still widely debated. /people/braggb.html   (951 words)

 MG Robert Ross
Major General Robert Ross was born in 1766, in Ross-Trevor (now
The military action Major General Ross is most widely know for is the capture and
Major Richard Heath, with two companies of the 5th Maryland Regiment, and Captain Edward Aisquith's rifle company, with one cannon, about 230 men in all, moved forward. /local_history/mg_ross.htm   (1121 words)

At Antietam, the General himself had two horses shot out from under him and was carried unconscious from the field of battle with three grievous wounds from which he was long in recovering.
109 - "General John Sedgewick (son of General John Sedgewick I, who fought with distinction in the War of the Revolution) was one of the top commanders of the Union Army during the Civil War and according to many of his admirers should have been named Commander-in-Chief.
A graduate of West Point, a veteran of Indian Wars in the West and campaigns in Mexico, General Sedgewick performed heroic services at Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg, but his troops, unfortunately, took extremely heavy losses. /~channy/sedgwick.html   (255 words)

The general has served as a wing staff judge advocate, Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Commandant of the Air Force Judge Advocate General School, and as the first Chief of the Air Force Executive Issues Team.
Jack L. Rives is Deputy Judge Advocate General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Rives assists the The Judge Advocate General in the professional oversight of more than 1,300 judge advocates, 300 civilian attorneys, 1,000 enlisted paralegals and 600 civilians assigned worldwide.
General Rives received his commission through the Air Force ROTC program in 1974. /dpublic-bio.html   (332 words)

 Major General Rutherford B. Hayes Citizen Soldier
He believed that “any officer fit for duty, who at this crisis would abandon his post to electioneer for a seat in Congress, ought to be scalped.” He was brevetted a major general of volunteers “for gallant and distinguished services during the campaign of 1864 in West Virginia.
After the battle, he was promoted to brevet brigadier general on the recommendation of General George C.
With the start of the Civil War, Rutherford Hayes left a life of leisure to accept a commission as a major in the 23rd Ohio Infantry. /hayes.html   (229 words)

 Wirz Trial Home Page - UMKC School of Law
He served first as colonel of the Eleventh Indiana Infantry, but was soon promoted to major general.
In 1865 General Wallace resumed law practice at Crawfordsville, from 1878-1881 was governor of New Mexico, and during Garfields's administration was minister to Turkey.
He was in the engagement at Shiloh, and held the Confederate General Early at Monocacy, thus saving the city of Washington form probable capture. /faculty/projects/ftrials/Wirz/BIO3.HTM   (259 words)

 Major General George McClellan - The Young Napoleon - Union commander at Antietam and in the Penisula Campaign
Major General George McClellan - The Young Napoleon - Union commander at Antietam and in the Penisula Campaign
It was finally decided to transfer most of his troops back to the Washington area, where they were defeated in the course of the battle at 2nd Bull Run under Major General John Pope.
Confederate General John Magruder put on such a good show with his 11,000 troops that McClellan was convinced that he had, “probably not less than 100,000 men, and possibly more.” He called for more reinforcements and his army sat down before Magruder’s defenses and prepared to conduct a formal siege. /mcclellan.html   (1475 words)

 Major General Bennett C. Landreneau
Major General Bennett C. Landreneau is the Adjutant General for Louisiana.
Major General Landreneau retired from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service as the Assistant State Conservationist in 1996 after 30 years of service.
General Landreneau served as Commander of the 256 /ngbgomo/library/bio/landreneau_bc.htm   (572 words)

 Major General Thomas R. Turner II
Major General Tom Turner graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1974 and was commissioned as as second lieutenant in the infantry.
Major General Thomas R. Turner II Commanding General
Major General Thomas R. Turner II Return to Fort Campbell home page /cgpage.htm   (455 words)

 Abner Doubleday, Major General, United States Army
He was promoted to Major General, USV, November 9, 1862 and commanded 3rd Division, I Corps, at Chancellorsville, and headed that Corps when General John Reynolds was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.
In 1863, as major general of volunteers, Doubleday commanded the fighting at
He also played a key role at Gettysburg, taking command of Union troops when Major General John J. Reynolds was killed on the battle's first day. /doubledy.htm   (1663 words)

 Major General William Tecumseh Sherman - Union General
Probably the second best known of the Union Generals, William Tecumseh Sherman earned a reputation as an eccentric but tough fighter and ruthless leader in the prosecution of total warfare as practiced in the latter stages of the war.
After the Bull Run debacle he was promoted to Brigadier General and sent to Kentucky as deputy commander of the Department of the Cumberland, under Robert Anderson, the hero of Fort Sumter.
He successfully forced Joe Johnston’s withdrawal into the fortifications of Atlanta where the Confederate general was relieved and replaced by John Bell Hood. /sherman.html   (922 words)

 Major General Tremorden Rederring's Colonial Wargames Page
Major Gen. Tremorden Rederring, KCB is the fictional commander of British army units in the equally fictional subcontinent of Ouargistan, sometime in the latter 19th and/or early 20th Century.
The Major General's heartfelt gratitude to Zeitgeist Communications for providing server space
Imagination and a sense of fun are what take us there; and if that means things get a bit silly at times, so much the better, as long as everyone has a good time and the sense of the general period is maintained. /majgen   (421 words)

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