Bradford, Ira B.
Age: 23, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 1839, Barre, VT
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95552607
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/5/1880
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
Cousin of Rosemarie Beedy, Arlington Heights, IL
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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
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IRA B. BRADFORD enlisted from Barre and had attended school and worked upon his father's farm. He was always a friend to anyone in need. Was very conscientious regarding his duties as a soldier, but laid his scruples aside when it came to foraging. When General Hooker's army started on the Gettysburg campaign he was detailed building roads and was terribly poisoned with poison oak. His condition was such that he could not march with the regiment. I never saw a soldier feel so badly as he did because he could not join in the fight and he talked about it as long as he lived. He returned to Barre and was a prominent farmer.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 676
Ira Bradford died last Saturday, after a long illness.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, 7 Jul 1886.
Transcribed by Deanna French