Joseph Bradford

1st Lt. Joseph Bradford, 3rd Regiment, N.H. Continental Line

Joseph Bradford was the son of William and Mary (Lambert) Bradford.

Joseph Bradford was appointed as a First Lieutenant in Captain Levi Spaulding’s Company of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment commanded by Colonel James Reed on April 23, 1775. He appears in this capacity at the Battle of Bunker Hill and is listed as being from Amherst, New Hampshire.

During the ensuing Siege of Boston, First Lieutenant Bradford died of dysentery at Medford, Massachusetts in July of 1775. 

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 116; Daniel F. Secomb, History of the Town of Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, (Concord, 1883), 406; New Hampshire Historical Society, Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Volume V, (Concord, 1837) p. 94; To George Washington from Captain Levi Spaulding’s Company, 10 August 1775,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series, vol. 1, 16 June 1775 – 15 September 1775, ed. Philander D. Chase. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1985, 285; Selected Wartime Service Records for First Lieutenant Joseph Bradford.