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Alex Patten Diary: June 13, 1864

Note: This is one of many diary entries of Alex Patten, who participated in the Siege of Petersburg as a member of the 109th New York.

June 13, 1864:1

Evacuated the entrenchments at Cold Harbor. Marched towards the White House. We went within 3 miles of the White House. We then turned to the right. We are now on the way to the James. Have just passed Baltimore crossroads.


  1. Diary of Alex Patten, 109th New York.  This diary entry is from the personal collection of Mary Jordan, author of the book Dear Friend Amelia, the Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd, and is used with her permission.  All rights reserved.
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