Col. C.W. Woodman letter on transfer, near Thibodaux, LA, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Colonel C.W. Woodman, commander of the 2nd Maine Cavalry Volunteers, wrote to Lt. Col. Richard B. Irwin, assistant adjutant general of the Department of the Gulf, asking that John C. Phinney of Stockton be allowed to remain in the 2nd Maine Cavalry to fill a non-commissioned position. His request was granted.

Lt. Charles Bridges, a Castine native who was quartermaster for the 80th United States Colored Troops, and Lt. Col. William S. Mudgett of Stockton, also in the 80th, had worked to get Phinney transferred to their regiment. Both men were friends of Phinney.

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  • Title: Col. C.W. Woodman letter on transfer, near Thibodaux, LA, 1864
  • Creator: Woodman, C. W.
  • Creation Date: 1864-06-06
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Castine, Stockton Springs
  • County: Hancock, Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2114, Box 2/12
  • Collection: Charles Bridges/80th U.S. Colored Volunteers Civil War records
  • Object Type: Text

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