Tag Archives: 61st OVI

“Campaign Front of Atlanta GA”

In this undated letter (estimated to be early August 1864) from Robert Patterson to his younger brother Stephen, Robert writes about life in the trenches outside of Atlanta.  In particular he notes that he had not received a letter for quite … Continue reading

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The Battle of Peachtree Creek

On July 17, 1864, Confederate General John Bell Hood replaced General Joseph Johnston as commander of the Army of the Tennessee.  This change in command signaled a new Confederate strategy to stop Sherman’s Atlanta campaign.  Instead of using a series of … Continue reading

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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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