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Joseph Fauber Shaner Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0201

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of photocopies of American Civil War letters written to and from Joseph Shaner and his family. It also includes a portion of Shaner's 1862 diary, his service records, one photograph, obituaries, history, reminiscences, and genealogies (1754-1978) pertaining to the Shaner family and other Rockbridge County families.


  • Creation: 1861 - 1865


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Shaner was a Lexington, Virginia businessman who served in the Rockbridge Artillery during the American Civil War as a private from 1861-1865.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by James and Roberta Bramham in 1985

Existence and Location of Originals

Many of the letters in this collection are photocopies. Originals belong to Joel C. Shaner, the town of Pocahontas, Iowa, and Ethel Shaw.



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Repository Details

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

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Lexington VA 24450 USA