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General Francis Engle PATTERSON (CW)

Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County,

Mar. 7, 1821 - Nov. 22, 1862
Son of General Robert Patterson & Sarah Engle Patterson
Brother of Union Brevet Brigadier General Robert E. Patterson

Stone transcription:
A man
True in every relation of life
Beloved by his relatives and friends
A soldier
Sagagious in council intrpid in action
Idolized by his offers and men.

Civil War Union Brigadier General
He entered the US Army durinh the Mexican War. Entering as a 2D Luitenent being promoted the Captain in 1855. Left military life in 1857, but returned to the service when the Civil War started. In April 1862 appointed to Brigadier General of the US Volunteers.

On November 22 he was found dead in his tent due to a gunshot, which was officially deemed to be an ‘accidental discharge of his own pistol', but speculation that it was suicide prevail to this day.

Contributed on 9/14/10 by nailgal123
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Submitted: 9/14/10 • Approved: 9/25/10 • Last Updated: 4/3/18 • R33764-G0-S3

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