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Civil War Soldiers - Patterson
|Patterson, Francis E.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 24,
1827. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, served in
McCullough's "Texas Rangers" in the Mexican war, and on June 24, 1847,
was appointed 2nd lieutenant in the 1st U. S. artillery. He was
promoted 1st lieutenant in 1848 and captain in the 9th infantry in
1855, resigned his commission in 1857 and became engaged in mercantile
pursuits. He became colonel of a Pennsylvania regiment at the
beginning of the Civil war, was commissioned brigadier-general of
volunteers, April 11, 1861, and commanded the 3d brigade, Hooker's
division, Heintzelman's corps, at Williamsburg and Fair Oaks. He was
killed by the accidental discharge of his own pistol and died at
Fairfax Court House, Va., Nov. 22, 1862.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908