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John C. Phinney on desire for transfer, Greenville, LA

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

John C. Phinney of Stockton, wrote to his friend Charles Bridges, of Castine, who at the time was serving as 1st Lieutenant of the 3rd Regiment of United States Volunteers (Colored Infantry) in Louisiana.

Bridges had sought to have Phinney, a private, in the 2nd Maine Cavalry, become a non-commissioned officer in Bridges' regiment.

The letter is dated 1863, but probably was written in 1864.

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  • Title: John C. Phinney on desire for transfer, Greenville, LA
  • Creator: Phinney, John C.
  • Creation Date: 1864-05-19
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Castine, Greenville, Stockton Springs
  • County: Hancock, Waldo
  • State: LA, ME
  • Media: Ink on Paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2114, Box 1/2
  • Collection: Charles Bridges/80th U.S. Colored Volunteers Civil War records
  • Object Type: Text

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