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Mustered Out

On September 24, 1864, Captain William Patterson was mustered out of the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  This was almost two weeks earlier than the October 7, 1864, date he originally projected.  He served with 1st OVI from April 16, 1861, beginning … Continue reading

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Atlanta, Georgia Falls

By late August, the Union army had been within three miles of Atlanta for more than a month.  Confederate lines were stretched for 15 miles to protect the city.  At this point, General Sherman decided it was time for action.  … Continue reading

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“Bad News” from William

In this August 26, 1864, William Patterson writes his mother that he has “a little rather bad news.”  His unit has just received orders from Washington, D.C. that no more officers will be mustered out of service. He notes that half … Continue reading

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