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Thaddeus Warsaw Bradley
Thaddeus W. Bradley was born in Caldwell, New York on December 13, 1837. He enlisted in the Army from Warren County, New York, March 22, 1862, and was mustered into service at Albany, April 1, 1862. Hewas assigned to Company B, 22nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry. At the second battle of Bull Bun, Virginia, August 29, 1862, he was captured, paroled and sent to Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, where he remained until exchanged. When the 22nd Infantry was mustered out he was transferred to Company B, 76th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry on May 28, 1863. He was transferred to Company A on July 1, 1864 and to Company I on October 11, 1864, of the same regiment. On January 29, 1865, he was transferred to Company A, 147th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Captain John McKintock, under whom he served until his term expired.
Thaddeus W. Bradley was with the 76th New York in all its engagements, beginning with Gettysburg, and serving at times as a Pioneer. While building breastworks just prior to the battle of Weldon Railroad, Virginia, he was injured by a timber striking and breaking his left kneecap. This injury affected him throughout his long and useful life. Private Bradley received an honorable discharge on April 26, 1865 at Black and White Station, Virginia. His discharge papers state that he was five feet six inches in height, had a dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and was a farmer when enlisted. He relocated initally where to Ada, Minnesota after the war where he became a charter member of the William Ketchum Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post No 62. The original name of the Post was George B. McClellan Post 62. The GAR Post was renamed in October 1888 to William Ketchum Post 62, in honor of the first local member to die. He later moved to San Jose, California around 1900, where joined and served as Senior Vice Commander of the San Jose's Sheridan-Dix GAR Post, No. 7. He died in San Jose on April 30, 1914.
Photograph and information sumitted by Thaddeus Bradley's great-great-grandson, Sebastian Nelson, Department of California and the Pacific, SUVCW.
Thaddeus Warsaw Bradley
William Ketchum Post No 62, Ada, Minnesota</P>
Some of the names written in the picture are as follows:
[Front Row, L to R:] McHugh, Will Campbell*, John Betcher*, John Wright*, H. Trowbridge*, Alex Holden*, Hopkins, Thad Bradley, Lewis Weatherhead*, Ole Olson, Ira Wheelock*, A.B. Watson*, John Schultz, John Pfund*, George Nei*, and Ashelman
[Back Row:] Louis Pfund, Emil Betcher, Hous Holden, W.E. Casselman, and H. Bosworth.
*Will Campbell (1st Sergeant, Company E, 18th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry)
*John Betcher (Private, Company G, 7th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry)
*John Wright (Private, Company C, 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry)
*H. Trowbridge (Private, Company C, New York Heavy Artillery)
*Alex Holden (Corporal, Company B, 142nd Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry)
*Lewis Weatherhead (Private, Companies I, K, L, 2nd U.S. Infantry)
*Ira Wheelock (Landsman, USS Ozark)
*A.B. Watson (Private, Company B, 7th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry)
*John Pfund (Private, Company F, 12th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry)
*George Nei (Private, Company J, 5th Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry)