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First Action

William L. Patterson and the 1st OVI arrived in Washington, D. C. on May 29, 1861.  On June 17, 1861 the 1st OVI was sent by train to Vienna, Virginia.  When they were rounding a curve, about a quarter mile … Continue reading

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“Intolerable food”

April 28, 1861 – Letter:  Robert Patterson to his mother, Julia Patterson, from Camp Jackson, Ohio  (“Transcript of April 28, 1861 Letter”)

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Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson, the oldest of the Patterson boys, was mustered into the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company G, in the rank of 2nd Lientenant for a 3-month enlistment in the rank on April 26, 1861.  He was 25 years old.  The 11th … Continue reading

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