(1822 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A newspaperman in Brookville, editor of the Brookville Jeffersonian, he was elected to a term in the State Legislature and served a term as Jefferson County Treasurer.
In the Spring of 1861 at age 38 he raised two companies of troops in Jefferson County, enrolled with them on 18 May 1861, and mustered into service as Captain, Company K, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 July in Washington, DC. He was captured in action at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862 and held at Libby Prison in Richmond, VA until exchanged in August.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.
References & notes
His service from Bates.1 Personal details from Kate M. Scott's History of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (1888) and W.G. Murdock's Brady Family Reunion and Fragments of Brady History and Biography (1909). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture is from a steel engraving (after a photograph) in an album sold by K. D. Smith Auctions in 2015.
He married Frances A. McGee (1823-1905) in 1845 and they had at least one child.
More on the Web
See the transcript of a July 1862 letter Captain Brady wrote from prison, online thanks to the late Alice J. Gayley on PA Roots.
03/16/1822; Indiana County, PA
09/14/1862 Turner's Gap, MD; burial in Brookville Cemetery, Brookville, PA