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Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1963
Location: Littleton; Milwaukee
Title: Colton map of Maine, 1872
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.
When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.