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William Still in Tennessee

On June 7, 1863, William Patterson wrote his mother a letter from Tennessee.  In the letter he reports some good news.  On May 29, he received his commisson as a Captain and will likely be reassigned to Company H.  However, he will not mustered into … Continue reading

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William and the 1st OVI

In May 1863, the 1st OVI, now part of the Second Division of the Twentieth Army Corps, is located outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in winter camp.  They would remain in this location the Union Army of the Cumberland, until June 24. On May … Continue reading

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Aunt Rachel Writes William

On April 5, 1863, Rachel Reynolds, William Patterson’s aunt, wrote William about the death of his father, Jefferson Patterson and his sister, Kate.  In the letter, Rachel expresses her sympathy and that she was pleased to hear that William was given 20 … Continue reading

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