Sep. 11, 1864 Andersonville Sumter County Georgia, USA
Epitaph reads: JOSEPH PARTRIDGE BRAINERD, son of Joseph H. Brainerd and his wife Fanny Partridge, a conscientious, faithful, brave Union soldier, was born on the 27th day of June 1840, graduated from the University of Vermont in August 1862, enlisted into Co. L of the Vermont Cavalry, was wounded and taken prisoner by the Rebels in the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, was sent to Andersonville Prison Pen in Georgeia where he died on the 11th day of Sept. 1864 entirely and wholly neglected by President Lincoln and murdered withimpunity by the Rebesl, with thousands of our loyal Soldiers by Starvation, Privation, Exposure, and Abuse." (bio by: EFB III)
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Rest in peace, Joseph. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God bless you for your gallant stand in defense of our Union and for the suffering you endured in its service. -
Sharon Added: Sep. 11, 2015