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MS-236: Patterson Family Papers
Arts and Humanities | History | Military History | United States History
ms236_1_14_15; Patterson, Robert, 1833-1901; Patterson, Jefferson, 1801-1863; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Letters
Robert Patterson writes to his father Jefferson on August 2, 1862 from Army headquarters in Sperryville. Robert expresses dissatisfaction with his regiment and tells his father he has mailed a letter of recommendation given him and hopes to receive an appointment in another regiment. He also mentions a letter published in the Cincinnati Gazette which made disparaging remarks about the Union soldiers.
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