He received his Medal of Honor on December 1, 1864 for services rendered while serving as Private, Company F, 8th Ohio Volunter Infantry, at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.
He was born in Maine in 1843 and died on June 3, 1894. He is buried in Section 27 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Entered service at: Toledo Ohio. Birth: Maine. Date of issue: 1 December 1864.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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