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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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Robert and William Patterson

As March 1863 begins, Robert H. Patterson, with the 61st OVI, and William Patterson, with the 1st OVI, are both in winter camp.  Robert is located at Stafford Court House, Virginia, with the Army of the Potomac, and will be in winter … Continue reading

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