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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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 remainder 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.

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