Beech Grove Cemetery
Mustered into service as a Private on July 29, 1861
Born 28 March 1842
Died 29 September 1916
Buried Beech Grove Cemetery, Delaware Co. Indiana
Robert I. Patterson
Photo Courtsey of Mike and Shirley Pearson
Private Patterson was promoted to Corporal and held that rank until he left the service in 1864. He was wounded at the Battle of Antietam on September 17th, 1862 and again at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 and captured. He was soon paroled and he returned to the regiment. He was seriously hurt in a train accident in the winter of 1864 near Pittsburgh Penn.
For a good many years he was the Commander of the Williams Post
Number 78 of the G.A.R. in Muncie Indiana
He received a pension after the war.
Old stone before breaking in 2010
New stone 2011