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The 61st OVI at the Battle of Chancellorsville

On April 27, 1863, the 61st OVI left their winter camp and crossed the Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford moving to the rear of the Confederate position at Fredericksburg.  Here they connected with the rest of the Union army that  had crossed the … Continue reading

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Robert and William Patterson

As March 1863 begins, Robert H. Patterson, with the 61st OVI, and William Patterson, with the 1st OVI, are both in winter camp.  Robert is located at Stafford Court House, Virginia, with the Army of the Potomac, and will be in winter … Continue reading

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The 1st OVI at the Battle of Stones River

The Army of the Cumberland, under Major General William S. Rosecrans, had been camped outside of Nashville, Tennessee since November 16, 1862.  On December 26 General Rosecrans ordered the army south from Nashville toward Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to drive Confederate General … Continue reading

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