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Last Letter from John Patterson

On August 9, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his brother Stephen.  The letter indicates that passes are no longer being issued, possibly because their 100-day tour is about to end.  However, they still go on patrol. A … Continue reading

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John Patterson News

On July 26, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his mother reporting on recent events including a trip to see a captured  Confederate Cigar Steamer, fishing for crabs, and recent reports of Confederate forces near Harpers Ferry. The Confederate Cigar … Continue reading

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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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