Category Archives: Civil War

Last Letter from John Patterson

On August 9, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his brother Stephen.  The letter indicates that passes are no longer being issued, possibly because their 100-day tour is about to end.  However, they still go on patrol. A … Continue reading

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“Going home not as strong”

In this August 7, 1864 letter, William Patterson reports to his mother that he is getting better each day, but is still not well enough to join his regiment in Chattanooga.  The 1st OVI has been relieved of duty at the front … Continue reading

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“Campaign Front of Atlanta GA”

In this undated letter (estimated to be early August 1864) from Robert Patterson to his younger brother Stephen, Robert writes about life in the trenches outside of Atlanta.  In particular he notes that he had not received a letter for quite … Continue reading

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