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Stephen’s Enlistment Ends

During June, July, and August 1862, the 86th OVI guarded commissary stores and railroads in western Virginia.  On September 17, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Camp Delaware, Ohio to be mustered out.  Stephen Patterson was mustered out on September 25, … Continue reading

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Stephen Writes from Clarks Burg

On July 17, 1862, Stephen wrote his mother after receiving a letter from her indicating she was anxiously waiting to hear from him.  In his letter, he reports that he is doing well — he feels great, the rations are good, … Continue reading

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Stephen Writes His Brother John

On June 24, 1862, Stephen wrote a letter to his brother, John, from Clarksburg, Virginia.  In the letter, Stephen tells his brother that “All that we will have to do here will be to stand guard and do picket duty.”  … Continue reading

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