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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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“This Soldier’s Life….”

On June 9, 1864, Robert Patterson wrote a long, and probably the most interesting letter of the many he wrote during the Civil War, to his mother from a camp near Acworth, Georgia.  In the letter, he discusses a number … Continue reading

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Patterson Brothers at Cassville, Georgia

On May 21, 1864, the Union army, after almost 10 days of continual contact with Confederate forces, took a break to “wash and rest” at Cassville, Georgia, as noted in a letter from Robert Patterson.  Both Robert and William Patterson … Continue reading

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