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Sherman’s “March to the Sea”

On November 15, 1864, Robert Patterson and the 61st OVI,  departed Atlanta on Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”  As Robert anticipated (see November 7, 2014 blog post), there was not much opposition to the Union army as they moved toward … Continue reading

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On the Campaign Trail Again

On September 1, 1864, Atlanta, Georgia was captured by the Union Army.  Since that date, the Union Army has remained at Atlanta awaiting word on their next objective. On November 8, 1864, Robert Patterson wrote a letter to his mother reporting … Continue reading

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Atlanta, Georgia Falls

By late August, the Union army had been within three miles of Atlanta for more than a month.  Confederate lines were stretched for 15 miles to protect the city.  At this point, General Sherman decided it was time for action.  … Continue reading

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