Private Josephus Bracewell was born January 27th, 1830 at Houston County, Georgia. Moved to Florida in winter of 1854, and married Amanda Walden on January 28th, 1856 at Gadsden County, Florida.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 9th, 1862 at Rico’s Bluff, Liberty County, Florida.
He was recorded as absent sick at Calhoun County, Florida until June 30th, 1862; he returned to the company about June 30th and was present with it until July 7th, 1863 when he was detached for service as a teamster to Major J. Glover, Chief Quartermaster of the Department of East Tennessee.
Private Bracewell was severely wounded on July 22nd, 1864 during the Battle of Atlanta, sustaining gunshot wounds to his right shoulder, left arm, and jaw. He returned to Florida to convalesce and was still in Florida at the war’s end; he was paroled at Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida on May 16th, 1865. He was at that time described as 5’ 8” tall, light hair and skin, and blue eyes.
After the war, he lived at Bristol in Liberty County, Florida. Private Bracewell applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
He died on January 26th, 1916 at Bristol, Liberty County, Florida and is interred at Meacham Cemetery, Bristol, Liberty County, Florida.