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Sick in Rolla, Missouri

On December 15, 1861, Robert wrote his father from a camp in Rolla, Missouri.  In the letter, Robert writes about being extremely sick — almost to the point of death, as well as commenting on regimental politics.  (Transcript of Robert’s … Continue reading

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P.S. from Rolla

Among the letters of Robert Patterson is a P.S. that is not attached to any letter.  It was written on November 25, 1861 at Rolla Missouri.  In the P.S., Robert observes that he “cant for life of me see what … Continue reading

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Robert Receives News from Home

On November 8, 1861, Jefferson Patterson wrote his son, Robert, a letter where he comments on local election results and a variety of military events.  The letter is very revealing as to his views of the South (“Mr. Secesh & Co.”).  Jefferson, himself, … Continue reading

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