Pvt. Travis Bridges

Check better 1895 register. It's hard to read in spots.

Register of Enlistments

On July 29, 1885 Travis Bridges enlisted at Cinncinnati, Ohio. He is listed as 23 years old, born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and a laborer. He is described as having black hair, eyes and complexion. He is 5' 7 1/2" tall and with the 9th Cavalry, Company G. He was discharged July 28, 1890 at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska ["TPTR"? - Trumpeter?] and his character was rated "Very good"

Travis Bridges enlisted at Chicago, Illinois in 1890 for a three year term. He was born around November 1862 at Mount Sterling, Kentucky. His occupation on the 1890 register is listed as "soldier". He was described as having black eyes, hair and complexion. He was 5' 7 1/2" tall and assigned to the 25th Infantry, Co. B. Bridges was discharged November 3, 1893 at Fort Buford, North Dakota. He is listed a musician and his character was described as "good".

In the 1894 register, Bridges enlisted January 12, 1894 for a five year commitment at St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was 31 years 5 months old and born at Mount Sterling, Kentucky. His occupation is listed as soldier, his eyes brown, hair black and complexion black. He stood 5' 7 1/2" tall. He was discharged as a private without honor from Fort Missoula on November 1, 1897.

What happened to Bridges? The date of his discharge without honor is only four months from the St. Louis trip.

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