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Lloyd Milton Brett
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Llovd Milton Brett of Maine
Appointed from Massachusets, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1875 (34)
Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Cavalry, 13 June 1879
First Lieutenant, 4 May 1886
Captain, 13 January 1897
Major, 31st U.S. Volunteer Infantry, 5 July 1899
Lieutenant Colonel, 31st U. S. Volunteer Infantry, 31 May 1900
Honorably mustered out of the Volunteers, 18 June 1901
Awarded The Medal of Honor 7 February 1895 for most distinguished gallantry against hostile Sioux Indians near O'Fallons Creek, Montana, 1 April 1880, by fearless exposure and dashing bravery in cutting off the Indian's pony herd and greatly crippling the hostilieies, while Secnd Lieuenant, 2nd U. S. Cavalry.
Born in Maine February 22, 1856, he graduated from West Point in 1879. He married Emma Wallace, February 7, 1887. He was commisioned Second Lieutenant, Cavalry, on June 13, 1879, and was promoted through the grades to Brigadier General, National Army, August 5, 1917.

He earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Second Lieutenant, 2nd United States Cavalry during the Indian Wars at O'Fallon's Creek, Montana, on April 1, 1880. He was cited for "most distinguished gallantry in action againt hostile Indians."

He served as Adjutant General, D.C. Militia, 1903-98; superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, 1910-16; commanded the 160th Infantry Brigade, Camp Lee, Petersburg,Virginia, September 1917 and served overseas May 1918-June 1919 in World War I.

Assigned as Colonel, 3rd United States Cavalry, August 1, 1919. He had also received the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM), Officer of the Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre. He died on September 23, 1927 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Emma Wallace Brett (1865-1948), is buried with him.



BRETT, LLOYD M.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At O'Fallons Creek, Montana, 1 April 1880. Entered service at: Malden, Massachusetts. Born: 22 February 1856, Dead River, Maine. Date of issue: 7 February 1895. 

Citation: Fearless exposure and dashing bravery in cutting off the Indians' pony herd, thereby greatly crippling the hostiles.

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LM BRETT
Photo by Michael Robert Patterson
BRETT, LLOYD MILTON 

Brigadier General, United States Army 
 DATE OF DEATH: 09/23/1927 
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8367-ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRETT, ELMA WALLACE 
DATE OF DEATH: 03/31/1948
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8367
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SMALL, HELEN B D/O LLOYD M 
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/13/1889
DATE OF DEATH: 05/11/1973
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8367 ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF LM BRETT, B/GEN, USA

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LM Brett Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007
 

LM Brett Gravesite PHOTO

LM Brett Gravesite PHOTO
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004