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“Going home not as strong”

In this August 7, 1864 letter, William Patterson reports to his mother that he is getting better each day, but is still not well enough to join his regiment in Chattanooga.  The 1st OVI has been relieved of duty at the front … Continue reading

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John H. Writes Stephen

On March 16, 1863, John H. Patterson wrote a letter to his brother, Stephen, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where John was attending school.  Generally, the letter is about other people and not much about what he was doing in school.  John notes … Continue reading

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Stephen’s Enlistment Ends

During June, July, and August 1862, the 86th OVI guarded commissary stores and railroads in western Virginia.  On September 17, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Camp Delaware, Ohio to be mustered out.  Stephen Patterson was mustered out on September 25, … Continue reading

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