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Robert and William Patterson

As March 1863 begins, Robert H. Patterson, with the 61st OVI, and William Patterson, with the 1st OVI, are both in winter camp.  Robert is located at Stafford Court House, Virginia, with the Army of the Potomac, and will be in winter … Continue reading

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61st OVI on the Move

During October 1862, Robert Patterson and the 61st OVI, were stationed near Washington, D.C., as part of a force under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks assigned to protect the capital.  On November 1, 1862, the 61st OVI moved through Thorofare Gap … Continue reading

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Second Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as Second Manassas, began on Thursday,  August 28, 1862, when Confederate forces under “Stonewall” Jackson attacked Union forces moving along Warrenton Turnpike just outside Gainesville, Virginia, near the farm of John Brawner.  … Continue reading

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