Monthly Archives: June 2012

Where is William Patterson?

After William’s letter on April 10, 1862, reporting the Battle of Shiloh, there are no letters from William in the Patterson Family Collection for the remainder of 1862.  In fact, the next surviving letter in the collection is May 6, 1863.  However, … Continue reading

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Stephen Writes His Brother John

On June 24, 1862, Stephen wrote a letter to his brother, John, from Clarksburg, Virginia.  In the letter, Stephen tells his brother that “All that we will have to do here will be to stand guard and do picket duty.”  … Continue reading

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61st OVI Arrives at Sperryville, VA

On June 23, 1862, the 61st OVI joined the Army of Major General John C. Fremont at Strasburg, Virginia and marched with that army across the Blue Ridge Mountains to Sperryville, Virginia.  On June 26, 1862, Fremont’s Mountain Department Army … Continue reading

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