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Some old family letters state that "Brainard Curl died of starvation @ Libby Prison". He would have been only about 15 yrs old though. He did have an older half-brother, named John Curl. Civil War records indicate that a John Curl died on May 25, 1864 while a prisoner at Andersonville. Cause of death: Diarrhea. John and Brainard were both from Indiana. John served with the Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Company E.
Did "old memories" fade . . . if so, info regarding Brainard Curl is wrong, as NO records can be found of him serving in the Civil War, however he "vanishes after 1860 too.
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