He was brevetted major-general in the regular army and appointed major-general of volunteers.
He served in several major engagements in the American Revolution and in 1783 was brevetted a brigadier-general.
He fought gallantly through the war, and he was brevetted Brigadier-General at the close.
He graduated to the Colonelcy while in the service, and was brevetted as Brigadier General on his return home.
He was brevetted Major for distinguishedvii services; but in after life never permitted the title to be used in addressing him.
Powell had been brevetted for gallantry in the Civil War and had been engaged in a number of recent encounters with Indians.
Major Patten had served in the Mexican War, where he had lost two fingers of his right hand, and was brevetted for gallantry.
He left the army with field rank when the war ended, brevetted by President Lincoln for gallantry in battle.
The mule received "honorable mention" in his report, and was brevetted a thoroughbred.
He first corresponded with every brevetted officer of the corps whom he had not already consulted personally.