|Birth||Feb. 5, 1838|
|Death||Aug. 21, 1930|
|Unit||9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company G|
Private John M Patterson
Company G, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (92nd Volunteers)
Patterson was born in Mount Joy (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania on February 5, 1838. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on June 26, 1862. Patterson served nearly 3 years before his discharge from the regiment on May 29, 1865.
The 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (also known as the 92nd Volunteers) was organized at Harrisburg in October and November 1861. During Patterson’s enlistment, the regiment fought in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:
Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).
Chickamauga Campaign (GA) (August 16-September 22, 1863).
Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Private Patterson was wounded on June 17, 1863 near Triune, Tennessee. His recovery time and return date to the regiment was not available.
Patterson died on August 21, 1930 at the 92 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin (Franklin County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.