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William J. Brewer
Born 1843
Died June 19, 1878
Place of birth Putnam County, New York
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit New York 2nd New York Cavalry
Battles/wars Appomattox campaign
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg 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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