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Virginia -- Lynchburg

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondences, 1866 - 1868

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000008043], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by and to members of the Shields family.

Dates: 1866 - 1868

Frank Smith Reader diary and transcription

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