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A. Bradley

A. Bradley

Federal (USV)


Adoniram Judson Bradley

(1827 - 1906)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a farmer and lumber dealer in Westfield, and moved to Russell by 1861. Age 34, he mustered 18 October 1861 as Private, Company I, 15th Massachusetts Infantry. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 21 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant 19 September 1862, wounded in the face in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, and commissioned Captain on 22 January 1863. He resigned for disability on 21 November 1863.

After the War

In 1870 he was watchman at the First National and Hampden Banks, Westfield. The US Census listed him as a farmer at Springfield, Hampden County in 1880 and in Westfield in 1900.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2. Details from family genealogists and Susan Harnwell's Roster.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/02/1827; Russell, MA


05/13/1906; Westfield, MA; burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 190 - 191  [AotW citation 5902]

2   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: pg. 4925  [AotW citation 6944]

3   Harnwell, Susan, The 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861 - 1864, Published 1997, first accessed 01 January 1999, <>, Source page: /Roster/p14.htm  [AotW citation 18350]