Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Outgoing quartermaster J.H. Halsted of the 8th Infantry Corps d'Afrique transferred his stores to Charles Bridges, a native of Castine, who was to assume the quartermaster position.
Bridges, a 1st Lieutenant, had previously commanded Co. H of the regiment but had been suffering ill health. A month after his attempt to resign due to ill health was rejected, Bridges was named quartermaster.
Before receiving a commission in the 8th Infantry, Bridges served almost two years in Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment.
About This Item
- Title: Transfer of quartermaster stores, Port Hudson, LA, 1863
- Creator: J. H. Halsted
- Creation Date: 1863-09-30
- Subject Date: 1863
- Port Hudson, LA
- Castine, Hancock County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 2114, Box 1/4
- Collection: Charles Bridges/80th U.S. Colored Volunteers Civil War records
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Bridges, Charles, b. ca. 1838
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Military promotions
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
- United States. Army--Appointments and retirements
- United States. Army--Promotions
- United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865)
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