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Harmon Patterson

Obituary of Alexander R. Patterson, Odessa, Missouri.

Alexander R. Patterson was born in Fayette County, Ky., May 27, 1836, and died at his home, near Odessa, Mo., on March 12, 1920, after a long illness. His parents removed to LaFayette County, Mo., in 1849.

When the question of State rights arose, young Patterson cast his lot with the South, which he dearly loved, enlisting in the Missouri State Guards under the gallant commander Sterling Price. After the battle of Elk Horn, which is on the line between Missouri and Arkansas, the command took boat at Des Arc, on White River, for Memphis, Tenn., then marched to Corinth, Miss., taking part in the battle at Corinth, Iuka, and Natchez River. As a member of the 6th Missouri Infantry he also fought through the siege of Vicksburg with the reputation of a brave and courageous soldier.

As a citizen he lived a life beyond reproach, a man of simple habits, charitable to the faults of his fellow men. He was at one time Vice President of the Odessa Bank. He was never married. One sister survives him, Mrs. Susan Harmon, of Lincoln, Neb.

Mr. Patterson was in truth a pioneer, having resided in the county since 1849. He was a much respected citizen, and his death was a loss to the community and State.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May, 1920.

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