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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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Robert Writes from Snake Creek Gap, Georgia

As noted in a earlier post, the 61st OVI returned to Chattanooga on May 5, 1864, after a 60-day re-enlistment furlough in Ohio.  They then joined the rest of the Union army at Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia, on May 7, … Continue reading

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“I must have a constitution ….”

On December 17, 1863, Robert Patterson wrote a letter to his mother while visiting his brother, William, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  This is Robert’s first letter since participating in the battle for Mission Ridge. Robert reports that he has just returned … Continue reading

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