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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1858. (search)
e, on the 4th of April, 1836. His father, Colcord Patten, and his mother, Maria (Fletcher) Patten, Patten, were substantial New England people, whose children (Henry being the youngest) have all become worthe friend. Towards the end of February Lieutenant Patten, who had been chafing all winter at the y soldier whatever of virtue there was in him, Patten's gallantry and manliness were so brilliant asrey, his commanding officer, vividly recalling Patten's conspicuous bravery on that day, wrote thus among the officers of the Twentieth gave young Patten a chance for promotion, his commission as Firse Peninsula and Antietam had brought it down. Patten was one of the two or three officers who were thed, or too slightly wounded to be reported. Patten was twice wounded, but even after his second wted. That his wounds might the sooner heal, Patten took a furlough. It was a twelvemonth since hRobertson's Tavern with memorable rapidity. Patten's days were now nearly numbered. He came back[19 more...]