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MS-236: Patterson Family Papers
Arts and Humanities | History | Military History | United States History
ms236_1_16_43; Patterson, Robert, 1833-1901; Patterson, Julia Johnston, 1811-1897; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Atlanta Campaign, 1864; Sherman's March to the Sea
This letter was written from Robert Patterson to his mother Julia on May 21, 1864. He describes the hardships of marching and the challenges of fighting in Georgia. He shares his thoughts on the local citizens' attitudes and responses to their presence, and says he believes the "days of the Southern confederacy are numbered."
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