A nice armed 6th plate image of Thomas Patterson of Company I of the 54th Indiana Infantry.† Patterson is full standing and you can see his cap box, cartridge box, and bayonet.† †Patterson first served in the 3 month 54 Indiana Regiment and then served in Company E of the 54th Indiana Infantry for a year.† He particpated in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Vicksburg, Jackson, and Teche River.† The image is a tintype.
SERVICE.-Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863.
Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29.
Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture
of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La.,
January 15. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 8. Operations from
Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg
and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Garrison at
Raymond and escorting prisoners to Yazoo River May 12 to June 3. Siege of
Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Near
Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans August
13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western
Louisiana, "Teche" Campaign, October 3-November 30. Moved to New Orleans
December 1. Mustered out December 8, 1863.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 44 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 222 Enlisted men by disease. Total 270.