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The 1st OVI and the Chickamauga Campaign

On August 16, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland, under the command of Major General William S. Rosecrans, began to move towards Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The army was divided into three columns to move through the mountain gaps to take Chattanooga and … Continue reading

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William Writes from Tullahoma

On July 6, 1863, Captain William Patterson wrote his mother from Tullahoma, Tennessee.  In his letter he notes that they have been assigned garrison duty in Tullahoma while the rest of the army is in the mountains fighting Confederate General Braxton … Continue reading

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1st OVI on the Move

On June 24, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland, including the 1st OVI and William Patterson, began moving toward Tullahoma, Tennessee.  On the first day, the Confederate Army was encountered at Liberty Gap, Tennessee, 12 miles from Murfreesboro.  The 1st … Continue reading

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