Lewis F. Brest

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Lewis F. Brest
Lewis F. Brest.jpg
Born (1842-05-15)May 15, 1842
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Died December 2, 1915(1915-12-02) (aged 73)
Place of burial Mercer, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Private
Unit 57th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Lewis Francis Brest (May 15, 1842 - December 2, 1915) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Brest served in the American Civil War in the 57th Pennsylvania Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on May 10, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Sayler's Creek.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Entered service at:------. Birth: Mercer, Pa. Date of Issue: 10 May 1865.


Capture of flag.[1]

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