Captain Richard G. Bradford
Posted by: BruceS
N 29° 56.678 W 082° 06.672
17R E 392764 N 3313169
Quick Description: Historical marker outside the Old Bradford County Courthouse in Starke, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2006 6:47:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQ0
"On December 6, 1861, Gov. John Milton signed a law changing the name of New River County to Bradford County. The Legislature has passed the law in honor of Captain Richard G. Bradford of Madison who was killed October 9, 1861, in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island. This battle was fought in an attempt to capture Fort Pickens which protected Pensacola Harbor. Bradford was the first Confederate officer from Florida to die in the War Between the States." ~ from marker
Marker Number: F-13
Marker Type: Roadside
Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
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