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MS-236: Patterson Family Papers
Arts and Humanities | History | Military History | United States History
ms236_1_13_05; Patterson, Robert, 1833-1901; Patterson, Jefferson, 1801-1863; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Letters; Price, Lizza; Price, Jennie
Jefferson Patterson wrote this long letter to his son Robert on December 25, 1861. In the letter he talks about a bridge over Bacon Creek that was burned by Rebel soldiers and subsequently rebuilt. He mentions there have been a number of recruits from Dayton including Pettigrew and Longstreth, and the great ranks of troops in Kentucky. He refers briefly to newspaper reports of Charles Anderson's escape from Texas and the Rebel troops destruction of the Northern Missouri railroad. He also talks about visiting cousins Lizza and Jennie Price.
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