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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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A Short Note from William

On June 22, 1864, William Patterson wrote a short note to his mother from a camp near Marisville, Georgia.  In the letter, William reports that he has been off duty for 10 days due to a bout of “lumbago”  (Note: … Continue reading

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