Category Archives: Civil War

Lookout Valley and the 61st OVI

The 61st OVI arrived at Bridgeport, Alabama, with the XII Corps, on October 1, 1863.  On October 27 the regiment began moving toward Chattanooga, Tennessee to assist in opening communications for the city by way of the Tennessee River.  On the night of … Continue reading

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Rosecrans Dismissed

On October 17, 1863, Union Major General William Rosecrans was relieved of command of the Army of the Cumberland and replaced by Major General Ulysses S. Grant.  General Grant ordered Major General George H. Thomas to replace General Rosecrans until Grant’s  arrival … Continue reading

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Out of the Frying Pan

On September 26, 1863, the 61st OVI, along with the rest of the Twelth Corps, was reassigned from the Army of the Potomac to the Army of the Cumberland.  The 61st OVI, including Robert Patterson, arrived at Bridgeport, Alabama on October 1, … Continue reading

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