Majorgeneral sentence example

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  • In 1646 he was made a majorgeneral of the forces commanded by Owen Roe; and after the death of the latter he successfully defended Clonmel in 1650 against Cromwell, on whom he inflicted the latter's most severe defeat in Ireland.
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  • He was promoted colonel and majorgeneral in 1880, lieutenant-general in 1889, and general in 1893.
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  • On the death of Lord Pauncefote, MajorGeneral Sir John C. Ardagh was appointed in his place.
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  • On the 25th of January 1861 Davis was commissioned majorgeneral of the forces Mississippi was raising in view of the threatened conflict.
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  • This had been followed by an intimation from the governor of the Cape (MajorGeneral Sir George Napier) inviting the emigrants to return to the colony, and stating that whenever he thought it desirable he should take military possession of the port.
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  • He lost heart, and actually suggested to White the surrender of Ladysmith, believing this to be inevitable and desiring to cover White's responsibility in that event with his own authority; but White replied that he did not propose to surrender, and the cabinet at home, aware of Buller's despondency, appointed Field Marshal Lord Roberts to the supreme command, with MajorGeneral Lord Kitchener as his chief of staff.
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  • At Fredericksburg he and his division won great distinction by their attack on the position held by Jackson's corps, and Meade was promoted majorgeneral of volunteers, to date from the 29th of November.
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  • At the battle of Shiloh Sherman's gallant conduct gained him promotion to majorgeneral.
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  • His command at sea was interrupted in 1651, when as majorgeneral he was brought back to the army and took part in the battle of Worcester.
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  • To protect the court and the national arsenal at Springfield, for which the Federal government was powerless to provide a guard, MajorGeneral William Shepard (1737-1817) ordered out the militia, called for volunteers, and supplied them with arms from the arsenal, and the court sat for three days.
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  • He took part with distinction in the battle of Fredericksburg, and in 1863 as a majorgeneral commanded the III.
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  • In Military Park is a monument to MajorGeneral Philip Kearny (1815-1862), and in Washington Park is a monument to Seth Boyden (1785-1870), a Newark inventor of malleable iron, of machinery for making nails, and of improvements in the steam-locomotive.
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  • Stuart's recommendation on the 25th of July 1862, and served under that general throughout the Virginian campaigns of 1862 and 1863, becoming majorgeneral on the 3rd of September 1863.
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  • He served in the Algerian campaigns from 1830 onwards, and by 1840 he had risen to the grade of marechal-de-camp (majorgeneral).
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  • The advance from Korti of the River Column, under MajorGeneral Earle, began on the 28th of December, and great difficulties of navigation were encountered.
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  • On the 29th of July, after several reconnaissances, MajorGeneral Hunter, with a flying column, marched up the Nile from near Merawi to Abu Hamed, 133 m.
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  • By the end of January the concentration was complete, and the British brigade, under MajorGeneral Gatacre, was at Dakhesh, south of Abu Hamed.
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  • In 1740 he was commissioned majorgeneral to conduct the expedition against Cartagena, but died while attending to the embarcation, at Annapolis, Maryland, on the 7th of June 1740.
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  • When Napoleon returned from Elba Soult at once declared himself a Bonapartist, was made a peer of France and acted as majorgeneral (chief of staff) to the emperor in the campaign of Waterloo, in which role he distinguished himself far less than he had done as commander of an over-matched army.
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  • He was one of the most efficient and able of the war governors; even before the outbreak of the Civil War he did much to prepare the state government for it, and from September 1861 to January 1863 he was in command of the military department of New York, with the rank of majorgeneral of volunteers.
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