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rne himself as bravely in defence of his country as those noble companions of his who fell in the field; and would probably have found with them a soldier's grave.
Henry Lyman Patten.
Second Lieutenant 20th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), November 25, 1861; first Lieutenant, October 1, 1862; Captain, May 1, 1863; Major, June 20, 1864; died at Philadelphia, Pa., September 10, 1864, of a wound received at deep Bottom, Va., August 17.
Henry Lyman Patten, of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteission every night for the last two weeks. . . . . We are afraid of dull inactivity this winter.
I can't write anything till I am settled.
I am feverishly impatient.
His commission as Second Lieutenant of Company E bore date November 25, 1861.
That winter he passed with the Twentieth, of Lander's brigade, in Camp Benton, at Poolesville, Maryland, diligently studying,—his eyes and ears wide open to his new duties, and his heart inspired with ever-increasing loyalty and devotion.