Brett, Lloyd Milton, BG

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Brigadier General
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1919-1919, 3rd Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1879 - 1919


Brigadier General

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Home Town
Dead River
Last Address
Malden, Massachusetts

Date of Passing
Sep 23, 1927
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Not Specified

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West Point Association of Graduates
  1879, West Point Association of Graduates

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General Brett began his long career in 1879 as a young lieutenant after graduating from West Point. His first service was with the 2nd U.S. Cavalry at Fort Keogh, Montana.  His first combat engagement was in the Indian Wars with the Sioux at the Battle of O'Fallons Creek (Montana). For his actions in this battle, he received the Medal of Honor (7 February 1895) several years later.   He also served on the frontier at Fort Maginnis, Montana and Fort Assiniboin, Montana until 1884.  He then went to the Presidio, San Francisco, California until September 1885. Then, he returned to scouting duty in Arizona until September 1886.  He then served at Fort Bidwell, California and Fort Klamath, Oregon until 1888.  (Duty thereafter unknown as of this writing)

He was honorably mustered out of the Volunteers on June 18, 1901 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1903 he was assigned to be the Adjutant General of the D.C. Militia and kept that post until 1908.

From 1910-1916, he served as a colonel as the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.

In September 1917, he commanded the 160th Infantry Brigade, Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia. He was promoted to Brigadier General on August 5, 1917 and served overseas with the 80th Infantry Division from May 1918–June 1919 in World War I.

While serving in World War I he received the Army Distinguished Service medal for commanding the 80th Infantry Division and their actions near Imecourt and Buzancy in November when they broke the enemy's resistance.

He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington. Arlington County. Virginia, Plot: Section 6, Grave 8367. His wife and daughter were later interred next to him.
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Medal of Honor Citation
Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Lloyd Milton Brett, United States Army, for fearless exposure and dashing bravery in cutting off the Indians' pony herd, thereby greatly crippling the hostiles, on 1 April 1880, while serving with 2d U.S. Cavalry, in action at O'Fallons Creek, Montana.
General Orders: Date of Issue: February 7, 1895
Action Date: April 1, 1880
Service: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Division: 2d U.S. Cavalry

Army Distinguished Service Medal Citation
Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Lloyd M. Brett, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Brett commanded the 160th Infantry Brigade with particular efficiency in the markedly successful operations resulting in the occupation of the Dannevoux sector in October 1918. In the actions near Imecourt and Buzancy in November his brigade broke the enemy's resistance. Due to his masterful ability and brilliant leadership, these operations proved a crowning success.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Action Date: October & November 1918
Service: Army
Rank: Brigadier General
Company: Commanding Officer
Regiment: 160th Infantry Brigade
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2nd Cavalry RegimentUnion Army
  1879-1880, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1919-1919, 3rd Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1880-1880 Indian Wars (US)
  1917-1918 World War I
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United States Military Academy
  1875-1879, United States Military Academy
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