Brainerd, Joseph Partridge
Age: 22, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/29/62, Pvt, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, wdd, Craig's Church, 5/5/64, pow, Craig's Church, 5/5/64, Andersonville, d/prison 9/12/64 (scorbutus) [College: UVM 62]
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Birth: 06/27/1840, St. Albans, VT
Burial: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 8276036
Cenotaph: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 5901038
Alias?: None noted
College?: UVM 62
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Andersonville National Cemetery, GA
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Cenotaph in Greenwood Cemetery, Saint Albans, VT
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The death of Mr. Joseph Partridge Brainerd, at Andersonville, Ga., at the age of 22 years, is one of the saddest incidents we have reported. He was wounded in action and had well nigh recovered when the brutal treatment he received from the rebels aggravated the case and he died after weeks of undoubtedly great mental and physical suffering. He was the eldest son of Hon. Joseph H. Brainerd of St. Albans, a graduate of the University of Vermont, a fine scholar, a young man of the tenderest of sensibilities and rarest modesty, of strict integrity and remarkable conscientiousness. He enlisted because he felt it to be his duty. He died a martyr to the noblest cause that he could enlist his energies.
Source: Burlington Free Press, Dec. 30, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.