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Patterson Brothers at Cassville, Georgia

On May 21, 1864, the Union army, after almost 10 days of continual contact with Confederate forces, took a break to “wash and rest” at Cassville, Georgia, as noted in a letter from Robert Patterson.  Both Robert and William Patterson … Continue reading

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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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