Historic Markers Across Florida

Captain Richard G. Bradford

Marker ID: FLHM F-13
Location: S.R. 230. Corner of Base and Range
County: Bradford
Coordinates: N 29° 56.678    W 082° 06.672
  29.94463333    -82.1112
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: 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.

F-13 Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1951


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