James L. Patton

First Name: James
Middle Name(s): L.
Last Name: Patton
Residence (County): 
Buncombe County, NC
Biography: 

Buncombe County, North Carolina farmer James L. Patton and his wife Sarah had four sons who served in the Confederate Army. Samuel A. Patton (b. ca. 1834) served as a private in Company H, 29th North Carolina Infantry. Jacob E. Patton (b. ca. 1837) and William M. Patton (b. ca. 1839) served in Co. F, 14th North Carolina Infantry. Jacob eventually was promoted to sergeant. John B. Patton (b. ca. 1844) served as a private in Co. K, 60th North Carolina Infantry. The Federal Census of 1860 lists Jacob’s occupation as miller. The other three brothers made their living by farming. The collection includes letters by all four brothers, as well as two cousins, Robert W. Bird (b. ca. 1839) and George P. Bird (b. ca. 1844), both of whom served in Company K, 11th North Carolina Infantry (the Bethel Regiment). Samuel A. Patton was wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro on December 31, 1862 and died of his wounds on January 15, 1863. William M. Patton was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville sometime between May 1 and 3, 1863 and died of his wounds on May 21. George P. Bird was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864 and died of his wounds on May 16.

Received Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
9274 Patton2 May 26, 1861 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Raleigh, NC Buncombe County, NC
9275 Patton3 June 8, 1861 William M. Patton James L. Patton Garysburg, NC Buncombe County, NC
9276 Patton4 June 22, 1861 Jacob E. Patton James L. Patton Suffolk, VA Buncombe County, NC
9279 Patton6 September 14, 1861 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Smithfield, VA Buncombe County, NC
9281 Patton7 October 5, 1861 Jacob E. Patton James L. Patton Smithfield, VA Buncombe County, NC
9283 Patton9 December 9, 1861 Jacob E. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Smithfield, VA Buncombe County, NC
9285 Patton11 January 6, 1862 Jacob E. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Buncombe County, NC
9284 Patton10 January 6, 1862 Samuel A. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Raleigh, NC Buncombe County, NC
9286 Patton12 March 1, 1862 Jacob E. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Buncombe County, NC
9287 Patton13 April 9, 1862 Samuel A. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Morristown, TN Buncombe County, NC
9288 Patton14 April 29, 1862 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Yorktown, VA Buncombe County, NC
9290 Patton16 June 13, 1862 Samuel A. Patton James L. Patton Cumberland Gap, TN Buncombe County, NC
9291 Patton17 June 16, 1862 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Richmond, VA Buncombe County, NC
9292 Patton18 July 6, 1862 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Richmond, VA Buncombe County, NC
9295 Patton20 July 24, 1862 John B. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Buncombe County, NC
9294 Patton19 July 24, 1862 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton , Jane Patton Richmond, VA Buncombe County, NC
9296 Patton21 July 31, 1862 Samuel A. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Buncombe County, NC
9297 Patton22 August 15, 1862 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Hanover Junction, VA Buncombe County, NC
9298 Patton23 September 8, 1862 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Frederick , MD Buncombe County, NC
9299 Patton24 September 14, 1862 Samuel A. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Buncombe County, NC
9300 Patton25 October 26, 1862 John B. Patton James L. Patton Murfreesboro, TN Buncombe County, NC
9301 Patton26 December 11, 1862 Jacob E. Patton , William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Buncombe County, NC
9302 Patton27 December 15, 1862 John B. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Murfreesboro, TN Buncombe County, NC
9303 Patton28 February 5, 1863 John B. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Tullahoma, TN Buncombe County, NC
9304 Patton29 February 22, 1863 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton Fredericksburg, VA Buncombe County, NC

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