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William and the 1st OVI

In May 1863, the 1st OVI, now part of the Second Division of the Twentieth Army Corps, is located outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in winter camp.  They would remain in this location the Union Army of the Cumberland, until June 24. On May … Continue reading






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The 61st OVI at the Battle of Chancellorsville

On April 27, 1863, the 61st OVI left their winter camp and crossed the Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford moving to the rear of the Confederate position at Fredericksburg.  Here they connected with the rest of the Union army that  had crossed the … Continue reading






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John H. Writes Stephen

On March 16, 1863, John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his brother, Stephen, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where John was attending school.  Generally, the letter is about other people and not much about what he was doing in school.  John notes … Continue reading






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