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a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)

promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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George Meade (August); he took command of II Corps in the siege lines around Petersburg (November 1864); brevetted major general of regulars for gallantry at Sayler's Creek (April 6, 1865), he briefly commanded the District of Pennsylvania before spending some months in charge of the Mississippi River levee system (December 1865-August 1866); mustered out of volunteer service (August 1866); appointed chief of the Corps of Engineers with the rank of brigadier general and held that post until his retirement (June 1879); died in Washington, D.C.
Stuart's cavalry at Dranesville, Virginia (December 20), and was brevetted lieutenant colonel; promoted to major general of volunteers and transferred to the Department of the Mississippi (May 1862); commanded the left wing of Gen.
Sterling Price's invasion (October 1864); defeated Price in a series of battles around Jefferson City (October 8-25), culminating in Pleasanton's victory at Westport (October 23); brevetted brigadier and major general (March 1865), but he reverted to his permanent rank of captain after the war ended; he disliked having to serve under wartime subordinates, and resigned from the army (January 1868); a collector of internal revenue at New York (1869-1870), he then served as a commissioner of internal revenue (1870-1871); employed as the president of the Cincinnati & Terre Haute Railroad (1872-1874), and was promoted to major on the retired list (October 1888); died in Washington, D.C.
Born March 16, 1822, in Louisville, Kentucky; graduated from West Point (1842) and commissioned in the topographical engineers; surveyor in Florida and in the Northeast (1842-1846); with Zachary Taylor's army during the Mexican War (1846-1848); brevetted 1st lieutenant at Monterrey (September 20-24, 1846) and captain at Buena Vista (February 22-23, 1847); led a surveying party on the Red River in Minnesota (1849-1850); chief topographical engineer for the Department of New Mexico (1851-1853); western explorer and then surveyor for the Pacific Railroad (1853-1859); 1st lieutenant (March 1853); captain (July 1856); brigadier general of volunteers under Fremont in Missouri (May 1861); won a notable victory at Blackwater, Missouri, defeating Gen.
John Quitman's attack on Mexico City's Belen Gate (September 13); and was a member of the armistice commission (October); commanded the 2d Division, and as military governor of Veracruz directed the embarkation of the army (May 1848); brevetted major general, he commanded the Division of the Pacific (1849-1850); commanded the Department of Texas (1850-1856); as brigadier general (December 1856), he commanded the Western Department at St.