Tag Archives: Thomas W. Patton

6 January 1865: “It is the opinion out here that our “peculiar institution” is forever dead”

Today we are sharing two letters that were sent together on January 6, 1865 by Thomas W. Patton and Thomas Weaver. Patton was a former Confederate officer and Weaver was his body servant. Item Description: Letter dated 6 January 1865 … Continue reading

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31 December 1862: “The Yankees getting decidedly the worst of it, our division was not engaged, it is stationed on the Lebanon Pike near the center of the lines…”

Item description: Letter, 31 December 1862, from Thomas W. Patton, lieutenant in Company C of the 60th Regiment North Carolina Troops, to his mother, Henrietta Kerr Patton. Item citation: From the James W. Patton Papers #1739, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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28 December 1862: “It is said that on Friday last eleven men were shot in and around this place for desertion.”

Item description: Letter, 28 December 1862, from Thomas W. Patton, lieutenant in Company C of the 60th Regiment North Carolina Troops, to his aunt, Charlotte Kerr, Asheville, N.C.   Item citation: From the James W. Patton Papers #1739, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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