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Online resource: Naturalizations Index

Naturalization records pertain to citizenship. They represent an immigrant’s change in allegiance from their country of previous residence to the United States government. For the most part, naturalization records held by Special Collections and Archives consist of Declarations of Intention (sometimes called … Continue reading






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A Short Note from William

On June 22, 1864, William Patterson wrote a short note to his mother from a camp near Marisville, Georgia.  In the letter, William reports that he has been off duty for 10 days due to a bout of “lumbago”  (Note: … Continue reading






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William Still in Tennessee

On June 7, 1863, William Patterson wrote his mother a letter from Tennessee.  In the letter he reports some good news.  On May 29, he received his commisson as a Captain and will likely be reassigned to Company H.  However, he will not mustered into … Continue reading






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