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E.R. Brady

E.R. Brady

Federal (USV)


Evans Rice Brady

(1822 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

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


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22864]