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By Richard Hamilton,Barbara Carter

ISBN-10: 1530266483

ISBN-13: 9781530266487

1856-1864 Transcribed letters of Sgt. George Thomas Patten and his spouse Lydia Ann Denton-Patten in the course of their 1856-1858 courtship and through his provider within the Civil conflict from 1862 to 1863. With letters from kin, pals, and fellow squaddies. George spoke back to Lincoln's attraction for extra recruits, and enlisted within the sixth Michigan Cavalry Regiment on 6 September 1862. He left his younger spouse, son, and kin by way of rail from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Washington, D.C. on 10 December 1862. He fought on the Pennsylvania country Battles of Hanover, Hunterstown, and Gettysburg, and the ultimate conflict of the Gettysburg crusade at Falling Waters, West Virginia on 14 July 1863. The letters deliver to existence the soreness of separation and loss inside of a family throughout the Civil War.

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