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Frank Smith Reader diary and transcription

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary kept by Frank Smith Reader between March-June 1864. In it, he describes the march up the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the burning of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), the pillaging that took plage in Lexington, and the march to Lynchburg. Reader also documented the weather, his daily duties, the conduct of officers, the 9th West Virginia Cavalry, the 5th West Virginia Cavalry, Ringgold Battallion, and Averell's Division. He also compares the...
Dates: 1864 March 10-June 23, circa 1964

Henry Ruffner Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes three romances written by Ruffner, transcripts of Ruffner's lectures (c.1815), a typed copy of his pamphlet on slavery (1847), and an 1867 land grant letter relating to his estate, which is signed by Laura Ruffner. It also includes a bound volume of his manuscript for Early History of Washington College (c.1840), including notes. There is also a letter dated January 20, 1897 from a Union soldier to Washington College library in which he states...
Dates: Inclusive c.1815(?)-1867

Sallie White Bruce Manuscript

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0426
Scope and Contents

This manuscript is a memoir by Sallie White Bruce about her family's life in the Lexington area during the American Civil War and their involvement with Washington College. It references Hunter's Raid in 1864.

Dates: Inclusive 1940s

Thomas J. Neel Correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0454
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five letters, four of which are written by Neel to his friends and family. In a letter to his mother dated June 22, 1864, Neel writes about receiving orders to travel to Lynchburg to meet Union General Hunter's forces, which had just moved through Lexington, Virginia. In the letter to Hicks, Neel requests for Captain Hicks to speak on his behalf as he is a candidate for the Commissioner of Revenue in Bland County, Va. In a letter dated September 1861, Neel...
Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865