n.1.A half brigade.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He later took command of a Legion demibrigade in the Free French forces, and, to avoid reprisals against his family in France, adopted the nom-de-guerre Monclair.
Across Bull Run, anchoring the extreme left of the Confederate line was a "demibrigade" of just two regiments under the command of Col.
Calhoun (1848), he graduated and was commissioned 2d lieutenant in 1st Dragoons (1852); after service at Fort Leavenworth, was promoted captain of 2d Cavalry (1856); resigned his commission and entered Confederate service as a major of cavalry (February 27, 1861); promoted colonel after the bombardment of Fort Sumter (April), he led a demibrigade with great distinction at First Bull Run (July 21); fought at Balls Bluff, and was promoted brigadier general on the field immediately after the battle (October 21); fought at Second Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862), South Mountain (September 14), and Antietam (September 17); sent west to Vicksburg, where he was court-martialed for intoxication (1863); transferred to South Carolina, he was temporarily removed from command by Gen.