|Thomas Wilson Bradley|
Thomas W. Bradley, Medal of Honor Recipient, Member of Congress from New York, 1908.
|Born||April 6, 1844|
|Died||May 30, 1920(aged 76)|
|Place of birth||Yorkshire, England|
|Place of death||Walden, New York|
|Place of burial||Wallkill Valley Cemetery Walden, New York|
United States of America|
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
|Unit||124th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
American Civil War|
Battle of Chancellorsville
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
|Other work||Politician, businessman and banker|
Thomas Wilson Bradley (April 6, 1844 – May 30, 1920) was a United States Representative from New York and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.
Bradley enlisted in the Army from Walden, New York in August 1862. He received the Medal of Honor for actions on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville. His official citation reads: "Volunteered in response to a call and alone, in the face of a heavy fire of musketry and canister, went and procured ammunition for the use of his comrades." His medal was not awarded until several decades later, on June 10, 1896. After the Battle of Chancellorsville, he was promoted to captain and became the aide-de-camp to Major General Gershom Mott, 3rd Division, II Corps. He was later promoted to Captain, and received a brevet promotion to Major of Volunteers. He was mustered out with his regiment in June 1865.
Bradley was a member of the New York State Assembly (Orange Co., 1st D.) in 1876; and a delegate to the 1892, 1896 and 1900 Republican National Conventions.
Bradley was elected as a Republican to the 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st and 62nd United States Congresss, holding office from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1913.
He engaged in banking and served as president and treasurer of the New York Knife Company.
Bradley died in Walden, New York, at age 76 and was interred there in Wallkill Valley Cemetery.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 124th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: Walden, N.Y. Born: April 6, 1844, England. Date of issue: June 10, 1896. Citation:
Volunteered in response to a call and alone, in the face of a heavy fire of musketry and canister, went and procured ammunition for the use of his comrades.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- Thomas W. Bradley at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2007-11-07
- Thomas W. Bradley at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
George N. Southwick
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 20th congressional district
| Succeeded by|
Francis Burton Harrison
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