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.
About This Item
- 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
- Collection: Charles Bridges/80th U.S. Colored Volunteers Civil War records
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
- United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865)
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