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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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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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