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Officers Hospital Update

In a July 8, 1864, letter to his mother, William reports that he is doing better, but in unlikely to be ready for duty for some time.  He writes about taking the water-cure when he gets home and trying to … Continue reading

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Officers Hospital, Nashville, TN

Somewhere between June 28 and July 5, 1864, William Patterson was reassigned to the Officers Hospital, No. 2, in Nashville, Tennessee.  William reported this change in a July 5, 1864 letter to his mother.  The letter is not very long … Continue reading

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William in Field Hospital

On June 28, 1864, William Patterson reports to his mother that he is now in a Field Hospital near Big Shanty, Georgia, with what he calls “lumbago.” During the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the IV Corps  assaulted the center of … Continue reading

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