Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

E.G. Manning to Charles Bridges, Port Hudson, LA, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

E.G. Manning, acting commissary of subsistence, wrote to Charles Bridges, a Castine native who was regimental quartermaster of the 8th Infantry Corps d'Afrique, advising him on procuring "soft bread" and "fresh beef."

Soft bread was usually only available to soldiers in camp; on the march they relied on hard bread, known widely as "hardtack."

Bridges enlisted in the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment as a corporal on May 28, 1861. he was promoted to 1st sergeant on July 15, 1862. He received a commission as 1st lieutenant in the Corps d'Afrique on March 9, 1863. He was promoted to captain on Feb. 10, 1865, the same date he was mustered out.

Transcription

Item has a transcription view a full transcription

Click the link above to download and view the PDF file. Help with PDF.

Other Information


  • Title: E.G. Manning to Charles Bridges, Port Hudson, LA, 1863
  • Creator: Manning, E. G.
  • Creation Date: 1863-12-24
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Castine, Port Hudson
  • County: Hancock
  • State: LA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2114, Box 1/9
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

Print This Record

Share what you know about this item

... Or if there's a problem with this page, tell us.

We do NOT offer appraisals on like items. Check our Note on Appraisals.

*Required fields.