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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born R. I.)

Thomas C. Bradford

(Ap'd R. I.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Ordnance, June 24, 1861.

Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Davies, July 14 to Aug. 17, 1861, in the

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Aug. 3, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., and on the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Aug. 18, 1861, to

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Aug. 17, 1863; and on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound (received  p816 Apr. 4, 1863, at Washington Arsenal, D. C., from the bursting of a cannon), May 29 to July 28, 1863.

Served: at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1863, to Jan. 27, 1864; in charge of Construction of Columbus

Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department.

Arsenal, O., Feb. 8, 1864, to Oct. 24, 1869 (leave of absence, July 24 to Oct. 24, 1869); in command of San Antonio Arsenal, Tex., to Nov. 22, 1870; and at the Military Academy as Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Jan. 1, 1871, to Jan. 12, 1872.

Died, Jan. 12, 1872, at West Point, N. Y.: Aged 35.

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