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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 Volunteers, was born in Kingston, New Hamps 14th and 17th of September, and closed up the long battle-summer. When, some months later, the fearful losses among the officers of the Twentieth gave young Patten a chance for promotion, his commission as First Lieutenant was antedated to October 1, 1862. It was a grade tolerably well earned. Not long after, he received from certain friends the assurance that, if he would consent to it, he should have a majorship in a new regiment, and all the rest and recreation possible in a long recru