Keywords: Oaths of allegiance
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.
… of Lincoln and the state of Massachusetts on February 16, 1789. Thirty men signed the oath of allegiance. Early Years on Mt. Desert Island