Adjutant-general

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Adjutant-general the head of his department on the general staff of the army, the executive officer of the commander-in-chief
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. adjutāre = adjuvāread, to, juvāre, to assist.

Usage

In literature:

As a supporter of Bute he was appointed adjutant-general and governor of Stirling, posts worth L4,000 a year.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Francis Frazier, Adjutant to General MacDonald's Army.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
The adjutant-general looked up from a littered desk as Armstrong entered.
"Found in the Philippines" by Charles King
General Hand, of Pennsylvania, was appointed adjutant-general.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
General Toombs' next appearance in the field was as adjutant and inspector-general of General G. W. Smith's division of Georgia militia.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Gullenstolpe acted as adjutant-general of the marine.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
He appointed him Adjutant General, as he had been Deputy under Gates.
"A sketch of the life and services of Otho Holland Williams" by Osmond Tiffany
He asked the Imperial Government for the loan of officers to fill the following positions: (a) Commandant; (b) Adjutant-General; (c) D.A.G.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
He was adjutant on the staff of General Alexander Hamilton and was wounded at Germantown.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Lieutenant B. H. Barrington-Kennett, Grenadier Guards; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
General Howe's adjutant took up his quarters and secured a back room in which private councils could be held.
"History Plays for the Grammar Grades" by Mary Ella Lyng
Horatio Gates was appointed adjutant-general.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
I have been out to my Adjutant-General's office, dictating my orders for to-morrow.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
We went into the General's tent, but he was busy, unt motioned us with his hand to the Adjutant-General.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
The Governor and the Adjutant-General were personally superintending the organization of the militia.
"Eleven days in the militia during the war of the rebellion" by A Militiaman
In 1799, having already served as deputy adjutant general, he was made adjutant general, holding the post till 1818.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
His brother Lawrence still retained some of his military inclinations, fostered, no doubt, by his post of adjutant-general.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
He was charged with duties corresponding to those of the modern chief of the general staff and adjutant-general.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Shortly after the battle of Fredericksburg, Captain Henry C. Weir, the adjutant-general of the division to which General D. McM.
"Civil War Experiences" by Henry Coddington Meyer
Col. Robert C. Davis as Adjutant General, and Colonel Merritte W. Ireland as Surgeon General.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various
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In poetry:

Thus it was
Commanded and thus done,
By order of General Sturgis, signed
By Adjutant Garlington.
"Miles Keogh's Horse" by John Hay

In news:

Tennessee adjutant general announces new Air Guard commander.
New adjutant general once led 278th.
KY Adjutant General Visits Iraq.
The Home Front, Part 1 Adjutant general leads the Guard in war time.
Endorsement Puts Indiana National Guard Adjutant General In Hot Water.
Burton named Utah Guard's Adjutant General .
Gen Tod Bunting has seen a lot inseven years as Kansas adjutant general.
Kansas Adjutant General's Office, Posted by Amanda Lanum.
With them is Maj. Gen Raymond F Rees, adjutant general of the Oregon Guard.
This year's Armed Forces Day principal speaker will be Major General K Luke Reiner, The adjutant General of Wyoming.
Major General Patrick A Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership.
Chris Gregoire today announced a new adjutant general for the Washington National Guard – its first new leader in 13 years.
Respected former Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard to direct agency serving veterans and their families.
Guest editorial by William L Enyart Major General ILARNG The Adjutant General Nine years ago, on Sept 11, 2001, our country experienced major devastation in New York, across the country and across the world.
National Guard vets seek top guard job as adjutant general.
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