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  • n  a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  • v  promote somebody by brevet, in the military

  • He held rank as brevet major for four months and two days during the summer of 1847.
  • Eight-cent stamps are green and show a propeller; 16 stamps are blue and carry a pilot's brevet; 24 stamps are red an portray an airplane.
  • After the war, as a brevet brigadier.
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  • Francestown parade to honor Civil War veteran
    FRANCESTOWN – A memorial ceremony and parade for Civil War veteran Brevet Maj. Augustus Holmes Bixby will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Francestown Cemetery.
    June 13, 2013 - Hollis Brookline Journal

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