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he highest rank attained, whether full or by brevet, only is given, in order to avoid duplications.
It is, of course, understood that in most cases the actual rank next below that conferred by brevet was held either in the United States Army or the Volunteers.
In some cases for distinguished gallantry or marked efficiency brevet rank higher than the next grade above was given.
The date is that of the appointment.
Lieutenant-General, United States army (full rank)
Grant, Ulysses S., Mar. 2, 1864.
Lieutenant-General, United States army (by Brevet)
Scott, Winfield, Mar. 29, 1847.
Major-generals, United States army (full rank)
Fremont, J. C., May 14, 1861.
Halleck, H. W., Aug. 19, 1861.
Hancock, Winfield, July 26, 1866.
McClellan, G. B., May 14, 1861.
Meade, G. G., Aug. 18, 1864.
Sheridan, P. H., Nov. 8, 1864.
Sherman, Wm. T., Aug. 12, 1864.
Thomas, Geo. H., Dec. 15, 1864.
Wool, John E., May 16, 1862.
Major-generals, United States army (by Brevet)