The Resource Frank T. Patterson papers, 1898-1919
- Frank T. Patterson papers, 1898-1919
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- Papers, 1898-1919, of Frank T. Patterson (b. 1874) of Buckingham County, Virginia, documenting his service in the United States Army. Included are certificates marking his appointment, 5 December 1898, to corporal of Battery K, 6th Regiment of Artillery; his promotion, 18 May 1900, to sergeant of the same unit; his honorable discharge, 7 March 1901, from the 67th Company, Coast Artillery; his commission, 14 September 1918, as second lieutenant, Buckingham Guards Infantry, Virginia Volunteers, "for the emergency"; and his commission, 18 October 1919, as captain of the same unit. In the three earlier documents, the last name is spelled "Patteson."
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- Frank T. Patterson was born in October 1874. He was a farmer in Buckingham County, Virginia, at the time of his enlistment in the Army, 8 March 1898. He was first promoted to corporal and then captain of Battery K, 6th Regiment of Artillery. He completed three years of service and was honorably discharged on 7 March 1901 at Camp McKinley in Maui, Hawaii, where he was serving with the 67th Company, Coast Artillery. After the U.S. entered World War I, Patterson accepted a commission first as a second lieutenant and then as a captain with the Buckingham Guards Infantry, Virginia Volunteers. The 1920 census shows Patterson living in Curdsville, Buckingham County, with wife Rosa L. (b. ca. 1877), daughter Ruby L. (b. ca. 1905), and son George E. (b. ca. 1907).
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