As a member of the Senate committee on military affairs during the World War he took part in investigations which resulted in a reorganization of the ordnance and quartermaster departments as well as the aircraft production board.
In 1860 he was made quartermaster-general, with the rank of brigadiergeneral.
The pay of his rank was small, and his appointment on the quartermaster-general's staff made it necessary to keep two horses, so that he had to write mathematical school-books in his spare time to eke out his resources.
"The squadron quartermaster!" said Lavrushka.
In the passage Denisov, with a pipe, was squatting on the threshold facing the quartermaster who was reporting to him.