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William in Kentucky

Kentucky was very important during the Civil War.  Abraham Lincoln noted that “I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game.”  If Kentucky was lost, Lincoln felt that the Union could not hold Missouri … Continue reading

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Stephen’s Enlistment Ends

During June, July, and August 1862, the 86th OVI guarded commissary stores and railroads in western Virginia.  On September 17, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Camp Delaware, Ohio to be mustered out.  Stephen Patterson was mustered out on September 25, … Continue reading

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1st OVI Marches to Louisville, Kentucky

On September 7, 1862, William Patterson, and the 1st OVI, were in the vicinity of Nashville, Tennessee.  On September 10, in response to Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s move through Kentucky towards Louisville, Union General Don Carlos Buell’s Army of Ohio, which … Continue reading

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