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Frank Smith Reader Diary

 Digital Record
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0019


  • Creation: Inclusive March 10,1863- June 23, 1864


Description of the march up the Valley of Virginia, the burning of VMI, taking trophies in Lexington, and the march to Lynchburg.

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Biographical / Historical

Frank Smith Reader was a Union soldier of the 5th Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry, who served under Generals Franz Sigel and David Hunter.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John A.R. Varner in 1881.

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA