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Definition of "field officer" [field officer]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "field officer" in a sentence
  • "Nearly every American field officer was killed, wounded, or captured including Daniel Morgan; 426 American soldiers were taken prisoner and about 60 killed."
  • "In the Second Corps Major J. W. Latimer, who had handled Ewell's artillery with much skill at Cedar Mountain, was named as the junior field officer of Snowden Andrews's battalion."
  • "Seven of the nine colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors of Davis's brigade were killed or wounded in the first day's battle; every field officer of Scales's brigade, save one, fell in that action along with their general."
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