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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Ten.)

James A. J. Bradford

(Ap'd Ky.)


James Andrew Jackson Bradford: Born 1804?​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828º‑29; on Engineer duty, Apr. 4, 1829, to May 30, 1832; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1831, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32; in command of Mount Vernon Arsenal, Ala., 1832; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., 1833, — and

(Captain,º Ordnance, May 30, 1832)

at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., 1833; in superintending the Armament of Fortifications on the Gulf of Mexico, 1833‑34; as Asst. Inspector of Contract Arms, 1833‑35; in command of New York Ordnance Depot, 1835‑36, — of North Carolina Arsenal, 1836‑41, — of Palatka Ordnance Depot, Fla.,º 1841‑42, — of North Carolina Arsenal, 1842‑47, 1848‑51, — of Charleston Arsenal, S. C., 1851‑53, — and of North Carolina Arsenal, 1853‑54; as Chief of Ordnance of the Department of Texas, 1854‑57; and in command of North Carolina Arsenal, 1858‑61.

Resigned, May 1, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​b

Died, Sep. 6, 1863 at Fayetteville, N. C.; Aged 59.

Buried, Cross Creek Cemetery #1, Fayetteville, NC.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Jackson's full name and birth data are from online sources, no print source given.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. He reached the rank of Colonel, continuing in his post as commander of the Fayetteville Armory (as the North Carolina Arsenal was also known), which became a major arms producer for the South.

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