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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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The Patterson Brothers — a Recap

The last reported location of the Patterson Brothers (Robert and William) in December 1863 was as the Union army in the western theater was going into winter quarters in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The Union army remained in winter quarters … Continue reading

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