Corp. Joseph Brainerd
Served with Co. L 5th VT. Vol. Cav. During the Civil War of 1861-64. He was wounded and taken prisoner during the battle of the Wilderness May 5th 1864 and sent to Andersonville GA were on Sept. 11th 1864 he died at age 24 and was buried in the Camp Cemetery in Grave No. 4211 Union Section. His family back home in ST Albans VT. erected a stone in his memory in the ST. Albans Greenwood Cemetery that tells his life story better than I can it reads as follows.
Joseph P. Brainerd A Brave Soldier.
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 5th Vermont Cavalry, was wounded and taken prisoner by the Rebels in the Wilderness May 5th 1864, was sent to Andersonville Prison Pen in Georgia were he died on the 11th day of Sept.1864 entirely and wholly negected by President Lincoln and murdered with impunity by the Rebels with thousands of our loyal Soldiers by Starvation, Privation, Exposure and Abuse.
I do not know if they ever had their son's body shipped home for burial in the local Greenwood Cemetery in ST. Albans VT. after the war or not.