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Collection Number: 00581-z

Collection Title: Patton Family Letters, 1860-1864.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size About 38 items
Abstract Jacob, John, Sam, and William Patton were the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Patton of Buncombe County, N.C. The brothers served in the Confederate Army in the Virginia and Mississippi Valley theaters. The collection includes letters home from the four Patton brothers. The letters discuss battles and conditions in camp.
Creator Patton family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Patton Family Letters, #581-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Patton family of Buncombe County, N.C., included brothers Jacob, John, Sam, and William Patton, sons of J. L. Patton. The brothers served in the Confederate Army in the Virginia and Mississippi Valley theaters.

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The collection includes letters home from four Buncombe County, N.C., brothers, Jacob, John, Sam, and William Patton, sons of J. L. Patton. The letters discuss battles and conditions in camp.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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