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Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte family -- Capt. Patterson
Posted by: Edward Spannaus (ID *****0901) Date: November 07, 2012 at 12:59:38
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I am looking for information on a Captain Patterson, who served in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War, and was said to be related to Napoleon Bonaparte, probably through the "Belle of Baltimore" Betsy Patterson's short-lived marriage to Jerome Bonaparte.

My interest in Capt. Patterson comes from a reference in Briscoe Goodhart's "History of the Loudoun (Virginia) Rangers," in which he wrote:

"The first effort put forth to recruit a battalion took tangible shape in the spring of 1863, while Company A was camped at Brunswick. Capt. Patterson, of Maryland, a former drillmaster of Company A (related to the Emperor Napoleon I. of France by marriage), was commissioned captain; Mr. Lovett, of Jefferson County, W. Va. , was 1st lieutenant; William Bull was to be first sergeant. Recruiting offices were opened at Martinsburg, W. Va. There was issued to the company arms and uniforms for 50 men. Capt. Patterson was offered a better position in the Quartermaster Department. Lieut. Lovett became involved in some stock contracts, and the recruits, about 12 men, disbanded. The only one re-enlisted in Company A was William Bull. He came to Company A wearing first sergeant stripes. Although a private in Company A he was generally known as Sergt. Bull, or Patterson's Bull."

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