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.
About This Item
- 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
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
- Bridges, Charles, b. 1838--Diseases
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
- United States. Army--Leaves and furloughs
- United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865)
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