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John Patterson News

On July 26, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his mother reporting on recent events including a trip to see a captured  Confederate Cigar Steamer, fishing for crabs, and recent reports of Confederate forces near Harpers Ferry. The Confederate Cigar … Continue reading

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The Battle of Peachtree Creek

On July 17, 1864, Confederate General John Bell Hood replaced General Joseph Johnston as commander of the Army of the Tennessee.  This change in command signaled a new Confederate strategy to stop Sherman’s Atlanta campaign.  Instead of using a series of … Continue reading

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John Patterson Tours Washington, D.C.

On or about July 19, 1864, John H. Patterson wrote a short letter to his mother providing her an update on his activities since his last letter. In this letter, John writes about being a guard/escort for Union stragglers.  He … Continue reading

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