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Fairfield in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Captain L.D. Bradley

(1831 - 1886)

 
 
Captain L.D. Bradley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, October 10, 2010
1. Captain L.D. Bradley Marker
Inscription. Came to Texas from Alabama in 1855. Civil War commanded Co. B, 2nd Battalion, Waul's Texas Legion. On May 22, 1863, was a leader of one of most daring defensive actions in the Siege of Vicksburg. Volunteered, along with 20 of his own men and 18 others, to seal off a Federal penetration into the Confederate fort defending the Mississippi River; acted under fire.

Later commanded a regiment in defense of Texas coast and in 1864 Red River Campaign to prevent Federal invasion of Texas.

Prominent citizen and lawyer, Texas legislator, district judge.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9860.)
 
Location. 31° 43.532′ N, 96° 9.601′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker is at the intersection of East Commerce Street (U.S. 84) and South Mount Street, on the left when traveling east on East Commerce Street. Touch for map. In the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 East Commerce Street, Fairfield TX 75840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freestone County (here, next to this marker); Val Verde Battery (a few steps from this marker);
Captain L.D. Bradley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, October 10, 2010
2. Captain L.D. Bradley Marker
Butler Church Bell (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Freestone Jail (about 700 feet away); The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home (about 800 feet away); The Manahan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis Corner (approx. 8 miles away); Bonner Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Freestone County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
3. Freestone County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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