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The Patterson Brothers — a Recap

The last reported location of the Patterson Brothers (Robert and William) in December 1863 was as the Union army in the western theater was going into winter quarters in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The Union army remained in winter quarters … Continue reading

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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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