of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, Dansville, N.Y.
Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
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
Morgan, 24 April 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 rebel ship Morgan, was beached and sunk.
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