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John Patterson Tours Washington, D.C.

On or about July 19, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a short letter to his mother providing her an update on his activities since his last letter. In this letter, John writes about being a guard/escort for Union stragglers.  He … Continue reading

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John Patterson News

On July 3, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a long letter to his mother reporting on a variety of events.  The first was a raid by Confederate forces under General Jubal Early into Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area.  John … Continue reading

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John Patterson – Quartermaster

On June 28, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a short note to his mother from Fort Marshall, Baltimore, MD.  In the letter he briefly describes his duties as a clerk in the Quartermaster Department.  He likes the work and believes … Continue reading

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