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M. Brewer

M. Brewer

Federal (USV)


Melvin Brewer

Home State: Michigan

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Michigan Cavalry, Company L

Before Antietam

From Almont, he was about 27 years of age when he was made Captain, Company L, of the 1st Michigan Cavalry in August or September 1861.

The rest of the War

By 11 June 1864 he was Lt Colonel of the 7th Michigan Cavalry, in Gen Custer's "Michigan Cavalry" brigade. He commanded that regiment in the action at Trevilian Station, and was wounded there.

More on the Web

Photo above is taken from a carte de visite at the State Archives of Michigan, Lansing.