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Thomas C. Bradley papers

Identifier: c-00236

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of material relating to Bradley's police work, including orders, payrolls, affidavits, and correspondence. It includes some material relating to his medical leave from the 12th Michigan, as well as his post-war career.

The civil ware related materials have been transcribed, scanned and put online at


  • Creation: 1853 - 1880

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Thomas C. Bradley served in the 12th Michigan Infantry in 1861 and 1862. He was wounded in the Spring of 1862, and after several months of medical leave he was detailed to the Provost Marshal's Office in Memphis, Tennessee. He spent the remainder of the war there, as a member of the U.S. Police and the River Police as well as the Secret Service. These police groups were responsible for maintaining order in Memphis as well as arresting smugglers and counterfeiters. Bradley remained in Memphis until 1866, when he returned to Michigan. He later became a Justice of the Peace in Berrien County, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Chamberlain Memorial Museum, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Thomas C. Bradley Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
October 1964
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US