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John H. Writes Stephen

On March 16, 1863, John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his brother, Stephen, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where John was attending school.  Generally, the letter is about other people and not much about what he was doing in school.  John notes … Continue reading

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Robert and William Patterson

As March 1863 begins, Robert H. Patterson, with the 61st OVI, and William Patterson, with the 1st OVI, are both in winter camp.  Robert is located at Stafford Court House, Virginia, with the Army of the Potomac, and will be in winter … Continue reading

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Freeman’s Ford, Virginia

By mid-August 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee knew that Union General George B. McClellan was redeploying his army from the Peninsula to unite with General Pope’s Army of Virginia on the Rapidan River.  Lee sent General James Longstreet and his Corps … Continue reading

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