What is full general?

  • (noun): A general officer of the highest rank.
    Synonyms: general

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P. G. T. Beauregard - Civil War - First Bull Run (First Manassas)
... strategies to concentrate the forces of (full) General Joseph E ... decisions that led to the victory, judging that "Beauregard acted chiefly as a dime novel general, leading the charge of an individual regiment, riding along the line to cheer the troops, accepting the huzzas of.." Nonetheless, Beauregard received the bulk of the acclaim from the press and general public ...

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