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Civil War Soldiers - Bradley

Bradley, Luther P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in New Haven, Conn., Dec. 8, 1822. After receiving a common school education he removed to Illinois, and in 1861 entered the Union service as lieutenant-colonel of a regiment which he had organized, the 51st Ill. volunteers. He was on recruiting duty until Feb., 1862, and subsequently fought at the capture of Island No. 10. at New Madrid, Farmington, Nashville, Stone's river, Chickamauga, where he was severely wounded, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek, Atlanta and Jonesboro. On Oct. 15, 1862, he became colonel of his regiment. He was made brigadier- general of volunteers July 30, 1864, and took part in the campaign against Gen. Hood, being wounded at the battle of Franklin, Tenn. On June 30, 1865, he resigned his commission, was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 27th U. S. infantry, July 28, 1866, and on March 2, 1867, was brevetted colonel in the regular army for services at Chickamauga, and brigadier-general for services at Resaca. After the war, from 1866 to 1886, he served as lieutenant-colonel and afterwards colonel, on the plains, and in Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico and other places. He was retired Dec. 8, 1886.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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