1714 - Born on December 21st in England. English military leader in America.
1746-1751 - Captain Bradstreet was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland until he went to England.
1755 - He was sent to Oswego to support the command of Governor William Shirley.
- He received a New York commission to be the commissary at Oswego - thus providing him with an opportunity for profit.
1756 - He was stationed in Albany and was living as the guest of a young provincial officer named Philip Schuyler.
- During the Seven Years War, Bradstreet served at Oswego, Halifax, and Ticonderoga.
1758 - He led an expedition that captured Fort Frontenac (Kingston).
1761 - While Schuyler was in England, Bradstreet took charge of the construction of Schuyler Mansion.
1762 - His active military career was distinguished and he reached the rank of Colonel.
1764 - He led an expedition against the western Indians and negotiated a treaty with them at Detroit.
1768 - He also took title to a large tract located between the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers - more than a hundred miles west of Albany.
1774 - Died on September 25th in New York City and was buried in Trinity churchyard.
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