Creator

Date Original

1862-1927

Description

This collection contains letters written by John Patterson to his wife, Sarah Patterson, while he was a Union soldier. Additional letters written to John and Robert Patterson are included. John Patterson writes to his wife about his experiences as he travels throughout southwestern Missouri, northwestern and central Arkansas, and Indian Territory during the Civil War. The last item in the collection is an undated note from Effie Combs, a charter member of the Little Rock Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, to a Mrs. Newton.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Patterson was a Union soldier with Company I, Kansas 2nd Regiment. The regiment traveled throughout southwestern Missouri, northwestern and central Arkansas, and Indian Territory during the Civil War. His unit mustered out August 17, 1865.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Kansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.017

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Patterson letters, SMC.005.017

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Patterson letters, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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