Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General

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What is the abbreviation for Brevet Brigadier General?
WikiTree profile: George Wells
in The Tree House by Jo Gill G2G6 Pilot (107k points)

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Military Rank

  • BBG - Brevet Brigadier General

https://www.thoughtco.com/military-abbreviations-on-us-grave-markers-1422177

see also:

BBG - Brevet Brigadier General

http://www.capitalareagenealogy.org/page_96h.htm

by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Susan Laursen

SJ - I thought you would reply.  I'm going over error about prefixes and there are many that involve military rank.  There was a G2G thread about prefixes and a link to the list - but of course, I have lost it - no bookmark crying

This BGEN is also a Sir, which one goes in the prefix?

I'm not SJ, but if they both fit, I believe the correct designation would be Brigadier Sir Whatist Whosit, so : BBG Sir.
How is he a Sir?  I don't see it in the bio.
SJ, the BBG Sir question for for another profile.  I'll find the profile in question.
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The Abbreviation for Brigadier General is "BG"...

Though I do know these myself, I'll provide you with the following link that provides a very good rundown of the Abbreviated Military Ranks, Pay Grades, etc...

https://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/docs/em_rank.html

I had just provided the corrections in that profile so you can see.

Enjoy! :-)

~Brian Kerr
by Anonymous Kerr G2G6 Pilot (308k points)

Thank you Brian, and thanks for the link.  There was a G2G thread about prefixes and a link to the list - but of course, I have lost it - no bookmark crying

I'm a Retired Military Veteran with a large Family of Veterans. I may not know everything about everything Military, but that link does reflect General Abbreviations used through the years.

The only difference regarding historical Ranks is many of the Rank structure changed a bit through history.

"For example"... The Army Specialist Rank is currently only used for the Corporal equivalent of the E4, but, at one time, the Specialist was used up to the Master Sargent E8 Equivalent.

~Brian Kerr

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