Seth Bridgman Military History

Lieutenant Seth Bridgman, a prominent citizen of Washington, N. C., born in Hyde county in 1841, served during the war of the Confederacy among the troops for State defense. He became a resident of Washington in 1858 [see a photo of his house], and there, in April, 1861, enlisted as a member of the Washington Grays. He went with this company to Portsmouth, N.C., and was there taken sick, requiring that he should be left behind when the command was ordered to Hatteras. In this way it happened that he escaped the capture which befell most of his company. Subsequently with the remnant of the Grays he returned to Washington and was at once attached to the company of Capt. W. B. Rodman. Sickness again disabled him, and upon his recovery he joined the company of Captain Whitehurst, which was assigned to the Fortieth regiment, heavy artillery. This regiment he entered as a private, and continuing in the service until just before the fall of Fort Fisher, when he was granted a furlough of sixty days, he rose to the rank of second lieutenant. It was not his fortune to participate in many battles, the engagement at New Bern and skirmishes about Fort Fisher constituting his main experiences. Since the war Mr. Bridgman has been for some time prominent in business and financial circles as president of the Bank of Washington. In 1865 he was married to Mary E. Carrow, and they have five children living: Margaret A., wife of Doane Herring, Anne H., Hattie G., Celia R., and Henry P. Bridgman. [see the Henry Bridgman house at 527 W. 2nd St. in Washington, NC] (Source: Confederate Military History A Library Of Confederate States History, In Twelve Volumes, Written by Distinguished Men of the South, and edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia. 1899; Vol. IV; pgs. 398-399)

According to Seth's relative, Mary Baxter, Seth's 4 daughters were:
    Margaret A. (9 Sep 1866 - 9 Oct 1948) married Doane Herring (1863-1951)
    Annie H. (30 Jan 1873 - 25 Feb 1946) married Frederick Charles Mallison (1873 - 1933)
    Hattie G. (26 Mar 1876 - 19 Jan 1954) married Charles M. Litttle (1875-1943)
   
Celia R. (6 Apr 1882 - 30 May 1946) married Charles Flynn Stancill (1880-1958)

Name: Seth Bridgman
Residence: Beaufort County, North Carolina
Occupation: Merchant
Enlistment Date: 22 Apr 1861
Enlistment Place: Beaufort County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 April 1861 at the age of 19.
Enlisted in Company K, 1st Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 22 Apr 1861.
Transferred Company B, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 9 Nov 1861.
Promoted to Full Sergeant (As of Co. B, 61st NC Troops) on 9 Nov 1861.
Transferred out of Company K, 1st Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 9 Nov 1861.
Transferred out of Company B, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 1 Mar 1862.
Transferred into Company I, 3rd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 1 Mar 1862.
Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 1 Mar 1862.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 8 Oct 1862.
Dropped from rolls Company I, 3rd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 26 Apr 1864.
 (Source: Ancestry.com)

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