Charles Bradley (sailor)

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Charles Bradley
Born 1838
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Unit USS Louisville
Battles/wars Battle of Fort Hindman
Awards Medal of Honor

Boatswain's Mate Charles Bradley (born 1838) was an Irish sailor who fought in the American Civil War. Bradley received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Louisville and the Battle of Fort Hindman on January 10 and 11, 1863. He was honored with the award on 3 April 1863.[1][2]


Bradley was born in Ireland in 1838. He enlisted in the Navy from New York, and was assigned to the USS Louisville.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Carrying out his duties through the thick of battle and acting as captain of a 9-inch gun, Bradley consistently showed, "Attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action against the enemy."[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Charles Bradley". Retrieved 25 November 2013.