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Transfer of quartermaster stores, Port Hudson, LA, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Outgoing quartermaster J.H. Halsted of the 8th Infantry Corps d'Afrique transferred his stores to Charles Bridges, a native of Castine, who was to assume the quartermaster position.

Bridges, a 1st Lieutenant, had previously commanded Co. H of the regiment but had been suffering ill health. A month after his attempt to resign due to ill health was rejected, Bridges was named quartermaster.

Before receiving a commission in the 8th Infantry, Bridges served almost two years in Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment.

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  • Title: Transfer of quartermaster stores, Port Hudson, LA, 1863
  • Creator: Halsted, J. H.
  • Creation Date: 1863-09-30
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Castine, Port Hudson
  • County: Hancock
  • State: LA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2114, Box 1/4
  • Collection: Charles Bridges/80th U.S. Colored Volunteers Civil War records
  • Object Type: Text

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