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On the Campaign Trail Again

On September 1, 1864, Atlanta, Georgia was captured by the Union Army.  Since that date, the Union Army has remained at Atlanta awaiting word on their next objective. On November 8, 1864, Robert Patterson wrote a letter to his mother reporting … Continue reading

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Mustered Out

On September 24, 1864, Captain William Patterson was mustered out of the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  This was almost two weeks earlier than the October 7, 1864, date he originally projected.  He served with 1st OVI from April 16, 1861, beginning … Continue reading

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Atlanta, Georgia Falls

By late August, the Union army had been within three miles of Atlanta for more than a month.  Confederate lines were stretched for 15 miles to protect the city.  At this point, General Sherman decided it was time for action.  … Continue reading

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