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  • In the course of the war, he had been brevetted up to brigadier-general.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • He fought for, and befriended, Grant, and was a brevetted brigadier general by the close of the war.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • He finally got it at the battle of Cold Harbor in June 1864, when he was brevetted to lieutenant colonel and given charge of the Second Connecticut Volunteer Artillery.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • About the same time, David F. Hounshell published a remarkable study of the events that Piore and Sabel, somewhat casually, brevetted first industrial divide.

    Economic Principals

  • "He was brevetted as such in the 55th, " Lawford told Forrest, -and it will distinguish him from Bullen.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • He had been made into a Lieutenant, and that was something of a miracle for a man who had joined the army as an illiterate Private, and he had been brevetted a Captain, which meant he was paid as such even though his true rank remained Lieutenant, but he could only get the real promotion if he either purchased a vacant Captaincy or, much less likely, was promoted by Lawford.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • Well, he was brevetted Captain, of course, but he's still a Lieutenant.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • RITCHIE: He was brevetted a general from the Civil War.

    Press Gallery

  • He was wounded in battle as a Civil War officer and left the military brevetted as a brigadier general in 1864, then became a correspondent on the battlefield.

    Press Gallery

  • For the duration of this duty you are brevetted to the rank of sublieutenant.

    Between Planets

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