Tag Archives: OVI

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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William Still in Tennessee

On June 7, 1863, William Patterson wrote his mother a letter from Tennessee.  In the letter he reports some good news.  On May 29, he received his commisson as a Captain and will likely be reassigned to Company H.  However, he will not mustered into … Continue reading

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William and the 1st OVI

In May 1863, the 1st OVI, now part of the Second Division of the Twentieth Army Corps, is located outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in winter camp.  They would remain in this location the Union Army of the Cumberland, until June 24. On May … Continue reading

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