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David Legg Brainard
Colonel, United States Army
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Born at Norway, New York, on December 21, 1856. He was appointed First Sergeant, chief of enlisted men, under Lieutenant Adolphus Washington Greeley and his this position during three years of Arctic service.

In this position he had charge of all outdoor or field work, and was thereby in command of many important boat and sledge operations. Their party was stranded by poor weather conditions for more than two years in the Arctic, with only a handful surviving, until they were rescued by Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley on June 22, 1884.

He died on March 23, 1946 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Sara Hall Brainard (1880-1953), is buried with him.

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BRAINARD, DAVID L
BRIGADIER GENERAL United States Army 
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/21/1856
DATE OF DEATH: 03/22/1946
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/25/1946
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 955
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRAINARD, SARA H
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/15/1880
DATE OF DEATH: 11/12/1953
DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/16/195
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 955
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


David Legg Brainard Gravesite PHOTO
Photo (c) Michael Patterson, September 1999



Updated: 26 September 1999  Updated: 5 November 2000 Updated: 22 February 2003  Updated: 12 May 2004 Updated: 4 September 2004
Updated: 10 November 2007

DL Brainard Gravesite PHOTO April 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004