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Robert Patterson
Birth: Jan. 12, 1792
Cappagh
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death: Aug. 7, 1881
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

United States Army General. Major General in the Mexican War. He commanded troops that fought in conjunction with Winfield Scott during Scott's brilliant march to Mexico City, and commanded a division at the Battle of Cerro Gordo (April 17- 18, 1847). He successfully protected the American base at Vera Cruz from attacking Mexican forces. Again made a Major General at the start of the Civil War, he was given the responsibility to hold Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's forces from joining the main CSA army in the First Bull Run campaign. He failed to do this, and Johnston's re-enforcement of Confederate troops already engaged at the battle helped to turn the tide against the Union Army. His two sons were Union Brigadier General Francis E. Patterson, and Union Brevet Brigadier General Robert E. Patterson, both of whom are burid next to him. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Engle Patterson (1792 - 1875)
 
 Children:
  Mary Engle Patterson Abercrombie (1818 - 1874)*
  Francis Engle Patterson (1821 - 1862)*
  Susan Engle Patterson Snowden (1823 - 1897)*
  Robert Emmet Patterson (1830 - 1906)*
  William Houston Patterson (1832 - 1904)*
  Louise Patterson Lynde (1840 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section K, Lot 38
 
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Record added: Oct 12, 2000
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015
"Again made a Major General at the start of the Civil War, he was given the responsibility to hold Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's forces from joining the main CSA army in the First Bull Run campaign."
- Darlene T.
 Added: Jan. 10, 2015

- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
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