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“This Soldier’s Life….”

On June 9, 1864, Robert Patterson wrote a long, and probably the most interesting letter of the many he wrote during the Civil War, to his mother from a camp near Acworth, Georgia.  In the letter, he discusses a number … Continue reading

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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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