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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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Stephen Writes from Clarks Burg

On July 17, 1862, Stephen wrote his mother after receiving a letter from her indicating she was anxiously waiting to hear from him.  In his letter, he reports that he is doing well — he feels great, the rations are good, … Continue reading

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