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H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 9: army organization—Staff and Administrative Corps.—Their history, duties, numbers, and organization (search)
icer was called major-general. In France, if the generalissimo commands in person, a marshal is made chief of staff with the temporay title of major-general; but if a marshal commands the army, a lieutenant-general or marechal-de-camp becomes chief of staff with the title of aide-major-general. The chiefs of staff of corps d'armee and of divisions, are selected in precisely the same way. The position assigned by the commanding general for the residence of his staff, is denominated the General Head-Quarter of the army; that of a corps d'armee staff the Headquarters of [1st or 2d, &c.] corps d'armee; that of a division, the Headquarters of [1st or 2d, &c.] division, [1st or 2d, &c.] corps d'armee. The petty staffs of regiments, squadrons, &c., consisting of an adjutant, sergeant-major, &c., are especially organized by the commandants of the regiments, &c., and have no connection whatever with the general staff of an army. Of course, then, they are not embraced in the present disc