Historic Markers Across Florida

Captain Richard G. Bradford

Marker ID: FLHM F-14
Location: SW corner of Range & Basin Streets, in front of Co
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 30° 28.158    W 083° 24.768
  30.4693    -83.4128
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4MAY


Captain Richard G. Bradford of Madison was killed October 9, 1861, during 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. In his honor the Legislature voted to change the name of New River County to Bradford County. Gov. John Milton signed the law December 6, 1861. Sponsored by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1961


City: Madison, FL