From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Bradley '63

Date of birth: 1843

Date of death: April 24, 1862

Age: ~18

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

John Bradley was admitted to the Naval Academy from New York on September 21, 1858 at age 14 years 11 months.


1863 Bradley 1.jpg

John was lost on April 24, 1862 when USS Richmond (1860) was damaged by shore battery fire in the Mississippi River during the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip near New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is buried in Connecticut.

John is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 21 September, 1858. Killed on board Richmond, below New Orleans, 24 April, 1862.

Class of 1863

John is one of 14 members of the Class of 1863 on Virtual Memorial Hall.