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“They are Wooden Heads”

Sick, hungry, and fed up with Army politics pretty much describes Robert Patterson’s letter to his father on July 24, 1862.  First, Robert tells his father that he has been sick since his last letter.  Second, he notes that heavy … Continue reading

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Measles

On March 3, 1862, Stephen Patterson wrote a letter to his father from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. In the letter he reports that he has had the measles for the past 10 days and has not been able to … Continue reading

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Regiment Reduced by Sickness

William Patterson wrote his mother again from Camp Wood, Kentucky on February 9, 1862.  In this letter he reports that he has had Camp Fever again, this time for 15 days, but is doing better.  He also reports that the … Continue reading

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