(1831 - 1864)
Home State: Michigan
Education: University of Michigan, Pontiac, Class of 1855
Command Billet: Commanding Detachment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
He moved to Oakland County, Michigan from New York with his family in 1837. On 21 August 1861, by then a 29 year old lawyer in Almont, he was commissioned Captain, Company L of the 1st Michigan Cavalry.
On the Campaign
He led his Company as Headquarters Escort, 9th Army Corps on the Maryland Campaign.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Major on 1 January 1863. He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Michigan Cavalry on 6 June 1864 and commanded the regiment in the action at Trevilian Station on 11 June, but was wounded there. He was mortally wounded at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864 and died at the Cavalry Corps Hospital there on the 25th.
References & notes
More on the Web
See an extensive biographical sketch (altough missing his role in Maryland) of Brewer online from descendent Richard Brewer.
10/31/1831; Wilson, Niagara County, NY
09/25/1864 Winchester, VA; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, MI
1 State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 31, pg. 28 [AotW citation 21248]