I am seeking information on Fielding A. Patterson, born about 1837 and raised in Key West, Florida, son of Alexander Patterson. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the 6th N.Y. Cavalry under Col. Thomas Devins; was honorably discharged in Sept. 1862, and was commissioned by Virginia's loyalist Governor Peirpont as a Captain in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry, to recruit a company of scouts in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, Virginia; worked with Capt. Samuel Means of the Independent Loudoun Rangers. Was captured by Confederate forces at Winchester on June 15, 1863, and was imprisoned for almost two years, at a severe cost to his health. After the war he lived in Washington DC, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. He died Oct. 1, 1890.
I am seeking more information on his family, etc.He claimed to have been related to Napoleon Bonaparte, which likely would have been through the family of William Patterson of Baltimore, whose daughter Betsy married Jerome Bonaparte, brother of the Emperor.