THE CIVIL WAR
James A. Bridgeman

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Collection Lyndon W. Briggs
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Description Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount of James A. Bridgeman. MARKS: Backmark: "Y. Day,/Photographer,/No. 338 Main Street/Memphis, Tenn.", Inscription: "Ja. A. Bridgeman"
Year Range from 1865
Event Civil War
Year range to 1865
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Bust view Carte de Viste of Junior 1st Lieutenant James A. Briggs, 7th Wisconsin Battery, wearing officer's frock coat with fold down velvet collar and 1st Lieutenant's shoulder boards. Bridgeman enlisted as a private September 18, 1861 from Kenosha, reenlisted as a veteran, promoted to sergeant, Senior 2nd Lieutenant on May 2, 1864, and Junior 1st Lieutenant on April 18, 1865. He was captured at Memphis on August 21, 1864 in a raid by C.S. General Nathan Bedford Forrest. He mustered out July 20, 1865. The 7th Battery was raised in Milwaukee, saw service at Island Number 10, Humbolt Tennessee, Parker's Cross Roads, Gun Town Mississippi, Forrest's Raid on Memphis, railroad guard duty and garrison duty at Memhis, Tennessee.
Object ID P2000.19.1
Object Name carte de visite
People Bridges, James A.
Place Memphis, TN
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
Officers
Artillery (Troops)
7th Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Prisoners of war
Title James A. Bridgeman
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