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To Vote But Not to Drink

MS-147: The Papers of Martha McClellan Brown and Rev. William Kennedy Brown highlight the life and work of Martha McClellan Brown. As an organizer, editor, and popular platform speaker, Martha McClellan Brown was a prominent and important figure in the … Continue reading

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Sick in Rolla, Missouri

On December 15, 1861, Robert wrote his father from a camp in Rolla, Missouri.  In the letter, Robert writes about being extremely sick — almost to the point of death, as well as commenting on regimental politics.  (Transcript of Robert’s … Continue reading

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Robert Receives News from Home

On November 8, 1861, Jefferson Patterson wrote his son, Robert, a letter where he comments on local election results and a variety of military events.  The letter is very revealing as to his views of the South (“Mr. Secesh & Co.”).  Jefferson, himself, … Continue reading

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