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Brereton, John J. - Cpat.
Capt. John J. Brereton.
Capt. John J. Brereton, who was wounded in the engagement, was born in New Jersey and appointed from that State to the United States Military Academy on July 1, 1873. Upon his graduation, June 15, 1877, he was promoted to a Second Lieutenancy in the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry. He served at various posts, including Forts Duncan and McIntosh, Texas; Fort Sill, Indian Territory; Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Cantonment, North Fork of Canadian River, Indian Territory. On May 20, 1882, he was advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant, and ordered to frontier duty at Fort Elliott, Texas. His subsequent service has been at the Indian Territory and New Mexico posts. Lieut. Brereton was appointed Captain of Company G, in the Twenty-fourth Infantry, on April 25, 1895, and was at the head of this company when wounded. Capt. Brereton is a member of the Army and Navy Club and the Lotos Club.
The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1898, Sketches of the Lives of Some of the Leaders Who Dared the Foe in Cuba and Were Shot Down.