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 Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson

Birth
Cappagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death 7 Aug 1881 (aged 89)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section K, Lot 38
Memorial ID 12941 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 12 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12941
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Patterson (12 Jan 1792–7 Aug 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12941, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .