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William at Chattanooga

Two days after his previous letter, dated December 6, 1863, William wrote his mother another letter from Chattanooga on December 8.  This is a longer letter that discusses a variety of news items, including receiving clothes she sent him per … Continue reading

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1st OVI at Mission Ridge, Tennessee

On December 6, 1863, William Patterson wrote a short letter to his mother asking for clothes to be sent to him at Chattanooga.  In the letter, he indicates he had previously written about the fight (possibly Mission Ridge?) his regiment was involved in.  … Continue reading

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Lookout Valley and the 61st OVI

The 61st OVI arrived at Bridgeport, Alabama, with the XII Corps, on October 1, 1863.  On October 27 the regiment began moving toward Chattanooga, Tennessee to assist in opening communications for the city by way of the Tennessee River.  On the night of … Continue reading

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