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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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William at Chattanooga

Two days after his previous letter, dated December 6, 1863, William wrote his mother another letter from Chattanooga on December 8.  This is a longer letter that discusses a variety of news items, including receiving clothes she sent him per … Continue reading

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1st OVI at Mission Ridge, Tennessee

On December 6, 1863, William Patterson wrote a short letter to his mother asking for clothes to be sent to him at Chattanooga.  In the letter, he indicates he had previously written about the fight (possibly Mission Ridge?) his regiment was involved in.  … Continue reading

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