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Confederate veteran Reuben Patterson posed in his uniform with Mary Gardner Patterson, the granddaughter of Josiah Patterson,( who served as Governor of TN from 1907-1911) in Memphis, Tennessee in 1924. He traveled from Florence, Alabama to attend a Confederate veterans’ reunion and proudly wore his Confederate uniform for the picture. Reuben accompanied his master’s son, Col. Josiah Patterson, 5th Alabama Cavalry, CSA, throughout the war.
Source: Heritage Preservation, Inc; Photo Source: Courtesy of Patterson descendant, Mrs. Maggie Dalla Tanna of New York
What is going on below his knees?
Per Kevin M levin [http://cwmemory.com/](http://cwmemory.com/)This is false.
Found this: >Uncle Reuben Patterson came down from the Canal Monday, en route to New Orleans to attend the Confederate Veterans’ reunion. Uncle Reuben was the body servant of Col. Josiah Patterson during the war, and no truer or more loyal servant ever followed the fortunes of his master during those troublous times. Last year he attended the Dallas reunion and made many friends by his devotion to the old soldiers, many of whom he had not seen since the close of the war. He is as quaint as he is original, and his fund of anecdotes and war reminiscences is irresistible.
>Reuben Patterson accompanies his master’s son, Josiah Patterson, when he went away to war in 1861. Young Josiah was quickly promoted to the rank of colonel and placed in command of 5th Alabama Cavalry. Quite fond of Reuben, and placing confidence in his ability, Col. Patterson gave him a number of more important things to do. On occasion he served as forager for the regiment. Reuben boasted that his colonel never went without food and a good horse.
His legs look kinda strange.. any idea what’s going on there?