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Item Identifier Number

ms236_1_14_13

Creation Date

8-7-1862

Collection

MS-236: Patterson Family Papers

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | History | Military History | United States History

Keywords

ms236_1_14_13; Patterson, Robert, 1833-1901; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Letters; Harrison, J. F.

Description

Robert Patterson wrote this letter to Colonel J. F. Harrison from Army headquarters in Sperryville, Virginia on August 7, 1862. In the letter he complains about Colonel Schliech and his method of appointing officers based on personal acquaintance and friendship rather than competence, and says he will probably not receive one under the Colonel's command. Robert also talks disparagingly about the way the North handles the Volunteer Service system. Lastly, he says they will be marching to Madison soon.

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Book

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Epson Expression 10000 XL

Letter from Robert Patterson to Colonel J. F. Harrison on August 7, 1862


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