Somewhere between June 28 and July 5, 1864, William Patterson was reassigned to the Officers Hospital, No. 2, in Nashville, Tennessee. William reported this change in a July 5, 1864 letter to his mother. The letter is not very long — mainly he describes July 4th activities in Nashville. One interesting observation he makes concerns the reaction to a regiment of Negroes who marched that day with a regimental band. Apparently, the locals were highly upset.
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