James H. C. Brewer (1)
Captain, Co. H, 6th MD. Infahtry
William Cutler wrote the following about this gentleman:
J. H. C. BREWER, dealer in general merchandise, located on a homestead nine miles northwest of Peabody, in May, 1871. In August, 1872, opened a store in Peabody. Carries a stock of $6,000; an average annual trade of $20,000. He was born in Washington County, Md., July 11, 1838 and in 1855, moved to Charleston, Va., and remained one year. In 1857, went to Keokuk, Iowa, and remained one year. In 1858, moved to Baltimore, Md., and resided a short time and returned to his native place and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Enlisted June 14, 1862, as Second Lieutenant of Company H., Sixth Maryland Infantry. Participated in the battle of the Wilderness, Winchester, Mine Run, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Ream's Station and Petersburg. Was Acting Adjutant most of the time, and was promoted to Quartermaster in 1864. Was mustered out June 26, 1865, at Baltimore, Md., then returned to Clear Spring, Md., and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was married there December 20, 1866, to Miss Mary C. Loose. They have four children-Carrie V., William E., Nellie F. and James Clifford. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., K. of H., and G. A. R. Is Secretary of Marion County Agricultural Society, and President of the Peabody Elevator Company.