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David Bradford
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Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 21, 1865

Andersonville Prisoners of War
about David Bradford
Surname: David Bradford
Rank: PRIVATE
Company: C
Regiment: 85
State: IL
Arm of Service: INFANTRY
Death Date: 21 Apr 1865
Cause of Death: DIARRHEA
Remarks: D. BRADFORD, 04/25/1865, p. 4 [3]
Page: 390
More Information: NO
Code: 22840
Grave: 12840
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In 1901, the author of the "History of the 85th Illinois Infantry" thought Pvt Bradford to have survived the war:

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901
CHAPTER XXIX.
Pages 375-392

DAVID BRADFORD, aged twenty-one, born in Madison county, Ohio; was a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois; served with his company until captured at the battle of Peach Tree creek, Georgia, July 19, 1864. He was thought to have died in prison, but the record shows that he was honorably discharged from Springfield, Ill., June 7, 1865.

Company C was enrolled by Samuel Black, a farmer residing near Mason City, between July 23 and August 15, 1862, the entire company, except two one from Logan and one from Peoria enlisting from Mason county. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Samuel Black, captain; George A. Blanchard, first lieutenant, and Dr. William W. Walker, second lieutenant.
Of the 102 officers and men originally mustered in 8 were killed in action, 7 died of wounds, and 14 were hit whose wounds did not prove fatal while in the service, 22 died of disease, 24 were discharged for disability, 7 were transferred, 2 officers resigned and 31 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
The company bore well its part, and did its full share in making history of the regiment one of which its members may be justly proud.
 
 
Note: PVT C 85 ILL INF
 
Burial:
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section: H, Row: 12840
 
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51151802
David Bradford
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 Added: Nov. 7, 2010

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