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61st OVI on the Move

During October 1862, Robert Patterson and the 61st OVI, were stationed near Washington, D.C., as part of a force under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks assigned to protect the capital.  On November 1, 1862, the 61st OVI moved through Thorofare Gap … Continue reading

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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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