Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sad Death of Major Henry Patten

Saturday, September 10, 1864

Major Henry Patten tragically succumbed to his wounds today at Turner's Lane Hospital in Petersburg. Major Patten was shot in the left leg at Deep Bottom on August 17, a wound which required amputation at the Petersburg field hospital at Strawberry Plains. After transport to Turner's Lane Hospital his amputated leg became infected, and sadly he grew steadily weaker until his death today. Major Patten was the final active link between Harvard and the "Harvard Regiment."1

1Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005), 409.

No comments:

Post a Comment