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Robert receives news from home

On December 24, 1861, Jefferson Patterson wrote his son Robert a letter in response to the December 15 letter he received from Robert.  In the letter he comments on some of the news of the day and provides advice on how … Continue reading

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Robert Receives News from Home

On November 8, 1861, Jefferson Patterson wrote his son, Robert, a letter where he comments on local election results and a variety of military events.  The letter is very revealing as to his views of the South (“Mr. Secesh & Co.”).  Jefferson, himself, … Continue reading

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The Patterson Family

April 2011 marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.  As we join other institutions nationwide in commemorating this anniversary, we will be posting materials from many of our Civil War era collections.  … Continue reading

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