The question of Ranking Yankee Major General.
--The board of officers on the relative rank of Generals
have decided adversely to the claim of Gen. Butler
to outrank Gen. Fremont
It is understood that General Banks
allows Gen Dix
to rank him by his own cannot, although legitimately, General Banks
account of priority of by the President
and confirmation by the Senate.
The five Major Generals
now rank as follows:
Major Gen'l McClellan
, appointed May 14, 1861, to take rank from same date; Major Gen'l Fremont
, appointed July 1, to take rank from May 14, 1861; Major Gen'l Dix
, appointed June 14, to take rank May 16, 1861; Major Gen'l Ranks
, appointed June 5, to take rank May 16, 1861; Major
, appointed May 16, to take rank May 16, 1861.