Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Charles Bridges, quartermaster of the 8th Infantry Corps d'Afrique, wrote to Charles A. Rockwell, assistant quartermaster, to request three coffins.
Rockwell replied that none were on hand and that no men were working, but that he could make boards and nails available upon request.
Bridges, a native of Castine, had served for nearly two years as a non-commissioned officer in Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry before receiving a commission in the 8th Infantry.
- Title: Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864
- Creator: Bridges, Charles
- Creation Date: 1864-01-01
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Castine, Port Hudson
- County: Hancock
- State: LA, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 2114, Box 2/1
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865)
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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