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“I must have a constitution ….”

On December 17, 1863, Robert Patterson wrote a letter to his mother while visiting his brother, William, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  This is Robert’s first letter since participating in the battle for Mission Ridge. Robert reports that he has just returned … Continue reading

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Robert Patterson Rejoins the 61st OVI

As was reported earlier, Robert Patterson was severely wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville in early May 1863.  It is unknown where he traveled for treatment, but by September 1863 he was at Camp Cleveland, Ohio.  Camp Cleveland was Cleveland’s … Continue reading

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The 61st OVI at the Battle of Chancellorsville

On April 27, 1863, the 61st OVI left their winter camp and crossed the Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford moving to the rear of the Confederate position at Fredericksburg.  Here they connected with the rest of the Union army that  had crossed the … Continue reading

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