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William Writes from Tullahoma

On July 6, 1863, Captain William Patterson wrote his mother from Tullahoma, Tennessee.  In his letter he notes that they have been assigned garrison duty in Tullahoma while the rest of the army is in the mountains fighting Confederate General Braxton … Continue reading

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The 61st OVI at Gettysburg

On May 6, 1863, after the Battle of Chancellorsville, the 61st OVI fell back to Stafford Court House.  As noted in a previous blog entry, Robert Patterson of the 61st OVI was severely wounded at Chancellorsville and did not return to his regiment … Continue reading

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1st OVI on the Move

On June 24, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland, including the 1st OVI and William Patterson, began moving toward Tullahoma, Tennessee.  On the first day, the Confederate Army was encountered at Liberty Gap, Tennessee, 12 miles from Murfreesboro.  The 1st … Continue reading

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