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Alex Patten Diary: June 14, 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 14, 1864:1

This morning you can see the entire sixth and ninth corps camped upon a plain. We will cross the river today and commence our great movement south of the James. Was down to the river today bathing. Cannot say much in favor of its bathing qualities.


  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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