When the war commenced he was one of the Major Generals of the State.
Corporals became colonels, and major generals disappeared from the scene of strife.
In 1776, five brigadiers were promoted to the rank of major generals, and twenty-three brigadiers appointed.
In 1777, six brigadiers were promoted to the rank of major generals, and three major generals and eighteen brigadiers appointed.
At one time the President had the appointment of a large additional number of brigadier and major generals.
He has gone outside of it in speaking of the military commission, defending the major generals and others.
But to you, its enormity consisted in its exposure of the conduct of two Major Generals.
Outfitted thus we might have been major generals or we might have been second lieutenants of the American Expeditionary Forces.
The major generals came forward eagerly to meet Jackson, and they also had friendly greetings for his young aide.
As early as 1780 major generals wore two stars on their epaulettes and brigadier generals one.