b. 15/05/1842 Mercer, Pennsylvania. d. 02/12/1915 Mercer, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 10/05/1865 Sailor's Creek, Virginia.
Brest served in the American Civil War in the 57th Pennsylvania Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on May 10, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Sailor's Creek.
Capture of flag.
BURIAL LOCATION: MERCER CITIZEN'S CEMETERY, MERCER, PENNSYLVANIA.
near Lot 233