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Tag Archives: MS-236
On March 23, 1863, Jefferson Patterson, the father of Robert, William, Stephen, and John Patterson, died in Columbus, Ohio. Elected the previous year, Jefferson was attending a session of the Ohio General Assembly.
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