Tag Archives: 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

On the Banks of the Chattahoochee

Since Robert Patterson’s last letter on June 9th, the 61st OVI has been on the move with General Hooker’s XX Corps participating in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and following the Confederate Army towards Atlanta.  Ohio in the War reports the following about … Continue reading

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“This Soldier’s Life….”

On June 9, 1864, Robert Patterson wrote a long, and probably the most interesting letter of the many he wrote during the Civil War, to his mother from a camp near Acworth, Georgia.  In the letter, he discusses a number … Continue reading

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Patterson Brothers at Cassville, Georgia

On May 21, 1864, the Union army, after almost 10 days of continual contact with Confederate forces, took a break to “wash and rest” at Cassville, Georgia, as noted in a letter from Robert Patterson.  Both Robert and William Patterson … Continue reading

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