Category Archives: Patterson Family

A New Year for the 61st OVI

After General Sherman captured Savannah, General Grant initially ordered him to embark his army on ships and join Grant’s army at Richmond, Virginia.  However, Sherman disagreed, and with the capture of Fort Fisher near Wilmington, North Carolina, on January 15, convinced General Grant … Continue reading

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Sherman’s “March to the Sea”

On November 15, 1864, Robert Patterson and the 61st OVI,  departed Atlanta on Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”  As Robert anticipated (see November 7, 2014 blog post), there was not much opposition to the Union army as they moved toward … Continue reading

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On the Campaign Trail Again

On September 1, 1864, Atlanta, Georgia was captured by the Union Army.  Since that date, the Union Army has remained at Atlanta awaiting word on their next objective. On November 8, 1864, Robert Patterson wrote a letter to his mother reporting … Continue reading

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