“3-year Enlistment”

On August 17, 1861, William L. Patterson was mustered into Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for a three-year enlistment at Camp Corwin, near Dayton, Ohio, in the rank of First Lieutenant.

The 1st OVI began recruiting men for a three-year enlistment on August 5, 1861.  The 1st OVI was at full strength by August 30, 1861.

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