Category Archives: Civil War

The Battle of Peachtree Creek

On July 17, 1864, Confederate General John Bell Hood replaced General Joseph Johnston as commander of the Army of the Tennessee.  This change in command signaled a new Confederate strategy to stop Sherman’s Atlanta campaign.  Instead of using a series of … Continue reading

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John Patterson Tours Washington, D.C.

On or about July 19, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a short letter to his mother providing her an update on his activities since his last letter. In this letter, John writes about being a guard/escort for Union stragglers.  He … Continue reading

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William Still in Hospital

In this July 16, 1864 follow-up letter to his mother, William Patterson reports that he received a July 8th letter from his mother in which she reported that she was un-well — which he was sorry to hear about.  As reported in his July 13 … Continue reading

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