Pvt. Brinson was captured near Trevillian Station, Va. He was imprisoned at Fortress Monroe June 20, 1864. On July 25, 1864 he was transferred to Elmira Prison in New York where he remained until June 21, 1865 when he was released.
Before departure the following description was compiled: residence, Mullen; complexion, dark; eyes, blue; height, 5 feet 9 inches.