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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

Amos Bradley

  • Rank: Landsman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Varuna
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 24, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Jackson & St. Philip, Louisiana, USA
Served on board the U.S.S. Varuna in one of the most responsible positions, during the attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and while in action against the rebel ship Morgan 24 April 1862. Although guns were raking the decks from behind him, Bradley remained steadfast at the wheel throughout the thickest of the fight, continuing at his station and rendering service with the greatest courage until his ship, repeatedly holed and twice rammed by the rebel ship Morgan, was beached and sunk.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1837, Dansville, Livingston County, NY, United States
  • Died: June 9, 1894, Spokane, WA, United States
  • Buried: Greenwood Memorial Terrace (89-8-1), Spokane, WA, United States

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