Lt. Charles Bridges on contrabands, Bonnet Carre, LA, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Lt. Charles Bridges, a Castine native who was quartermaster of the 80th United States Colored Troops, hired "contrabands" as camp laborers for Bonnet Carre Camp. Contrabands were escaped slaves who sought protection from Union forces.
The men listed here were hired as teamsters, stablemen, carpenters, blacksmiths, and wood choppers. They were paid $8 or $10 per month depending on their position.
- Title: Lt. Charles Bridges on contrabands, Bonnet Carre, LA, 1864
- Creator: Bridges, Charles
- Creation Date: 1864
- Subject Date: 1864
- Local Name: Bonnet Carre
- Town: Castine, La Place
- County: Hancock
- State: LA, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 2114, Box 3/5
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
Bridges, Charles, b. ca. 1838
United States. Army--Appointments and retirements
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 80th (1864-1867)
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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