Lt. Charles Bridges leave orders, New Orleans, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Lt. Charles Bridges , quartermaster of the 8th Infantry Corps d'Afrique, was granted a leave of 20 days based on a surgeon's certificate. Major General Nathaniel T. Banks, commanding the Department of the Gulf, recommended the extension of leave by another 20 days.

Bridges, a native of Castine who had served with the 8th Infantry since March 9, 1863, had suffered ill health during the summer months, and had tendered his resignation along with a surgeon's certificate. The resignation was refused.

The leave may relate to the previous illness or an ongoing affliction.

The document includes a variety of handwritten notes, as well as the names of officers in the command structure. A stamp on the front shows that Bridges "reported for transport" in New York on April 4, presumably to return to the Gulf.

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  • Title: Lt. Charles Bridges leave orders, New Orleans, 1864
  • Creator: Banks, Nathaniel T.
  • Creation Date: 1864-02-04
  • 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

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