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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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William Still in Hospital

In this July 16, 1864 follow-up letter to his mother, William Patterson reports that he received a July 8th letter from his mother in which she reported that she was un-well — which he was sorry to hear about.  As reported in his July 13 … Continue reading

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William “Getting better fast”

In this July 13, 1864 letter from William Patterson to his mother, William reports that he is getting better fast in the Nashville Officers Hospital and will likely be sent back to the front.  Because of his improvement, he doubts … Continue reading

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