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A Short Note from William

On June 22, 1864, William Patterson wrote a short note to his mother from a camp near Marisville, Georgia.  In the letter, William reports that he has been off duty for 10 days due to a bout of “lumbago”  (Note: … Continue reading

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“God in his goodness….”

On June 1, 1864, William Patterson wrote a short note to his mother reporting that “God in his goodness has spared his life so far.”  Since his last letter (May 21st), the 1st OVI had participated in several battles with … Continue reading

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John H. Patterson Called to Duty

John H. Patterson, the fourth Patterson man to serve during the Civil War, enlisted as a Private in the 131st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864.  He was 19-years old.  His duties included working in the Quartermasters office and … Continue reading

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