noun, plural brigadier generals. U.S. Army.
Origin of brigadier general
Examples from the Web for brigadier general
Shortly after the wedding, Pershing was promoted to brigadier-general, overstepping 835 more senior officers.
For his bravery Grant made him a brigadier-general on the field.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
General Taylor was himself only a colonel, in real rank, at that time, and a brigadier-general by brevet.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
James Ewing, brigadier-general of Pennsylvania militia, posted opposite to Bordentown.The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77|Samuel Adams Drake
Col. Moultrie was raised to the rank of brigadier-general and in 1779 was made a major-general in the Continental army.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Brigadier-General Hurlbut was also there, and about a dozen regiments of infantry and cavalry.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete|William T. Sherman