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Patterson Brothers at Cassville, Georgia

On May 21, 1864, the Union army, after almost 10 days of continual contact with Confederate forces, took a break to “wash and rest” at Cassville, Georgia, as noted in a letter from Robert Patterson.  Both Robert and William Patterson … Continue reading

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The Battle of Resaca, May 13-15, 1864

Beginning on May 7, 1864, the Union army tried to dislodge Confederate positions on Rocky Face Ridge, just outside Dalton, Georgia, with little success.  On May 9, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman sent General McPherson and the Army of … Continue reading

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Robert Writes from Snake Creek Gap, Georgia

As noted in a earlier post, the 61st OVI returned to Chattanooga on May 5, 1864, after a 60-day re-enlistment furlough in Ohio.  They then joined the rest of the Union army at Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia, on May 7, … Continue reading

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