Daily Archives: June 1, 2014

“God in his goodness….”

On June 1, 1864, William Patterson wrote a short note to his mother reporting that “God in his goodness has spared his life so far.”  Since his last letter (May 21st), the 1st OVI had participated in several battles with … Continue reading

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John Patterson Writes Home

On June 1, 1864, Private John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his mother from Fort Worthington, near Washington, D.C.  The letter is the first of several letters John writes about his activities with the 131st Ohio National Guard on 100 … Continue reading

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