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Robert Patterson

Born: Jan 12, 1792

Death: Aug 7, 1881

Birthplace: Cappagh, County Tyrone

Nationality: United States

Robert Patterson

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1792
Date of Death : Aug 7, 1881
Birth Place : Cappagh, County Tyrone

Robert Patterson was an Irish-born United States major general during the American Civil War, chiefly remembered for inflicting an early defeat on Stonewall Jackson, but crucially failing to stop Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston from joining forces with P.G.T. Beauregard at the First Battle of Bull Run. He is still blamed for this historic Union defeat.

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