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“Bad News” from William

In this August 26, 1864, William Patterson writes his mother that he has “a little rather bad news.”  His unit has just received orders from Washington, D.C. that no more officers will be mustered out of service. He notes that half … Continue reading

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Camp Whiteside, Tennessee

On August 15, 1864, William Patterson rejoined the 1st OVI at Camp Whiteside, Tennessee — just outside Chattanooga.  In this August 20, 1864 letter to his mother, William reports that five companies have been mustered out, a sixth one will … Continue reading

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William Moves from Hospital

In this July 24, 1864 letter to his mother, William Patterson reports that he has moved to a boarding housed in Nashville and has been detailed to a General Court Martial board.  The letter notes that he will likely remain in … Continue reading

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