William J. Brewer
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|William J. Brewer|
Putnam County, New York
|Died||June 19, 1878|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Unit||2nd New York Cavalry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Brewer served in the Union Army in the 2nd New York Cavalry. He received the Medal of Honor on May 3, 1865, for his actions during the Appomattox campaign.
Medal of Honor citation
Capture of engineer flag, Army of Northern Virginia.