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Benton Cadets on the Move

On October 12, 1861, Robert Patterson, and the Benton Cadets Independent Company of Infantry, left St. Louis with Major General John C. Fremont’s army of 38,000 men.  The objective was the defeat of Major General Sterling Price’s army, which was … Continue reading

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Benton Cadets

Sometime during September 1861, Robert Patterson joined the Benton Cadets Independent Company of Infantry as a Sergeant/Color Ensign.  The Benton Cadets were primarily recruited from Ohio and Kentucky.  Company A came from Cincinnati and Companies E and F came from … Continue reading

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