Brinsmaid, George B.
Age: 18, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. H, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61
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Birth: 07/18/1841, Vermont
Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 92019215
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Burlington, Nov. 30, George Bliss Brinsmaid, eldest son of James E. Brinsmaid, aged 22 years and 4 months.
He was a member of the 1st regiment Vt. Vols.; afterwards enlisted in the 13th U.S. Infantry, and for nearly two years has been under Gen. Sherman on the Mississippi; has participated in the various attacks on Vicksburg, the skirmished and battles, and many expeditions in which Gen. Sherman has been engaged. He was at the taking of Arkansas Post, at the siege of Vicksburg, and after the surrender of Vicksburg, he went with his corps in pursuit of Johnson as far as Jackson, Miss., returned to Vicksburg, and from there came home on leave, reaching home in eleven days, very weak and emaciated from chronic diarrhea. He had been at home two months and a half, and was recovering of his diseases, when he was attacked by influenza, which in his enfeebled state resulted in congestion of the lungs.
He had passed a credible examination and had been recommended for promotion to a lieutenancy several months since, but for some reason he had not been commissioned.
Source: Burlington Free Press, Dec. 4, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.