Lt Col Melvin Brewer

3 August 2019

Captain Melvin Brewer led his Company – “L” of the First Michigan Cavalry – as Headquarters Escort to General Mansfield’s (later Williams’) 12th Army Corps on the Maryland Campaign of 1862. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Michigan Cavalry in June 1864 but was mortally wounded at Winchester, VA on 19 September and died there on 25 September 1864.

His carte de visite as Lt. Colonel of the 7th Cavalry is in the State Archives of Michigan, Lansing.

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