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1st OVI at Mission Ridge, Tennessee

On December 6, 1863, William Patterson wrote a short letter to his mother asking for clothes to be sent to him at Chattanooga.  In the letter, he indicates he had previously written about the fight (possibly Mission Ridge?) his regiment was involved in.  … Continue reading

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Lookout Valley and the 61st OVI

The 61st OVI arrived at Bridgeport, Alabama, with the XII Corps, on October 1, 1863.  On October 27 the regiment began moving toward Chattanooga, Tennessee to assist in opening communications for the city by way of the Tennessee River.  On the night of … Continue reading

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Rosecrans Dismissed

On October 17, 1863, Union Major General William Rosecrans was relieved of command of the Army of the Cumberland and replaced by Major General Ulysses S. Grant.  General Grant ordered Major General George H. Thomas to replace General Rosecrans until Grant’s  arrival … Continue reading

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