William J. Brewer

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William J. Brewer
Putnam County, New York
DiedJune 19, 1878
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
UnitNew York (state) 2nd New York Cavalry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

William John Brewer (1843 - June 19, 1878) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


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.

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Capture of engineer flag, Army of Northern Virginia. [1]

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