During the advance on Corinth a vacancy occurred in the colonelcy of the 2d Michigan cavalry.
This colonelcy was an honorary title which he held by custom rather than by law.
The colonelcy of a regiment formerly implied a proprietary right in it.
They gave him the colonelcy of Cuirassiers: 'Drill there, and endure.'
He was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel, but by the time his organization was completed he was promoted to the colonelcy.
On returning he was gazetted to the colonelcy of the 5th Dragoons.
The captain, anxious to rise to a colonelcy, exchanged into a line regiment.
But how if the superintendency can't be had without the colonelcy?
William J. Bryan accepted the colonelcy in a Nebraska regiment.
In 1753 he was given the colonelcy of the 14th foot, and in 1754 he became a major-general.