Monday, September 2, 2013

September 1, 1863 (Thursday): Colonel George S. Patton

Colonel George S. Patton

September 1, 1863.
Commanding, &c.:
    COLONEL: The major- general desireds that you communicate with him at Dublin by way of Union until further instructions. He wishes you to scout to Gauley, and send some reliable men to the Kanawha Valley, as he is anxious to learn, as soon as possible, any information of the forces, &c., in that locality.
    Will you please send a courier up the Antony's Creek road to a Mr. Hall's, 5 miles above Dolan's, and direct him to bring a wagon left there by our temaster on the march. The horse had best be turned over to the quartermaster at Lewisburg.

     WM. B. MYERS,
     Assistant Adjutant- General.

Official Records, Series I., Vol. 29, Part 2, Page 693.

This would be the grandfather of the World War Two general of the same name.  Patton was an able officer, active in the Valley, who would be killed at Third Winchester and posthumously promoted to general.


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