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Item Identifier Number

ms236_1_13_05

Creation Date

12-25-1861

Collection

MS-236: Patterson Family Papers

Disciplines

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

Keywords

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

Description

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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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type

Book

Digitization Specifications

Epson Expression 10000 XL

Letter from Jefferson Patterson to his son Robert dated December 25, 1861


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