Template:Otherpeople Thomas Wilson Bradley (April 6, 1844 – May 30, 1920) was a United States Representative from New York and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.
Biography[edit | edit source]
During the Civil War he entered the Union Army from Walden, New York, as a private. Later promoted to Sergeant in the 124th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, he earned the Medal of Honor on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville. His official citation reads: "Volunteered in response to a call and alone, in the face of a heavy fire of musketry and canister, went and procured ammunition for the use of his comrades." His medal was not awarded until several decades later, on June 10, 1896. After the Battle of Chancellorsville, he was promoted to captain and became the aide-de-camp to Major General Gershom Mott, 3rd Division, II Corps. He received a brevet promotion to Major of Volunteers.
Bradley died in Walden, New York, at age 76 and was interred there in Wallkill Valley Cemetery.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 124th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: Walden, N.Y. Born: April 6, 1844, England. Date of issue: June 10, 1896.
Volunteered in response to a call and alone, in the face of a heavy fire of musketry and canister, went and procured ammunition for the use of his comrades.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Thomas W. Bradley at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2007-11-07
- "Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients (A-L)". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. 2007-06-06. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 2007-06-06.