Jackie, Alfred B. Bridges served in the Civil War, CO C 65 Indiana Infantry. He enlisted 1 August 1862 and mustered out 8 July 1865. For his service, both he and his widow received a pension. I subscribe to a Civil War database website and they had the information that he died on 17 February 1902 and is buried at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Xenia, IL [Clay County, I believe]. There is a picture of Alfred at the website! Alfred is in this record as ALBERT B. Bridges, but this is him without doubt. His widow is shown as Malissa Bridges. You can order copies of his pension file from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. There can be a wealth of information in these files and they are fascinating to read. In this same company with Alfred,were Clarence W. Bridges and John W. Bridges. Possibly brothers, they mustered in on the same day. Do you have this census? 1850 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indianapage 13516 October #777 #777 Miller, James49 farmerb. VA Patsey37OH Wesley16IN Elizabeth 14IN Sophia12IN Margaret 9IN Nancy6IN Marion1IN Bridges, Sarah14OH Alfred13OH Susan9IN John W.19OH Miller, James to Bridges, Patsey23 December 1845 Johnson County, IN
In 1840 Johnson County, there were George and William Bridges, but neither household fits the above Bridges wife and children. Perhaps they are related and Patsey and family came a bit after 1840. You might find the father by checking estate/probate records in Johnson County. The fact that Patsey remarried in Johnson County might suggest that her husband died there.
Hope this is helpful; I'm not related, just helping. Barbara