Landsman Amos Bradley

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PROFILE


Rank and organization:
Landsman, U.S. Navy
Born:
1837, Dansville, New York
Accredited to:
New York. General Order No.: 11, April 3, 1863
Citation:
Served on board the U.S.S. Varuna in one of the most responsible positions, during the attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and while in action against the rebel ship CSS Morgan, April 24, 1862.

Although guns were raking the decks from behind him, Bradley remained steadfast at the wheel throughout the thickest of the fight, continuing at his station and rendering service with the greatest courage until his ship, repeatedly holed and twice rammed by the CSS Morgan, was beached and sunk.