Joseph Fauber Shaner CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0201

Joseph Fauber Shaner CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0201


Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives

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Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives
Joseph Fauber Shaner Correspondence 1861-1865
.2 Linear Feet
Shaner, Joseph Fauber
Shaner, Joel C.
Shaw, Ethel
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by James and Roberta Bramham in 1985

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Genealogy
  • Obituaries
  • Personal narratives -- Confederate
  • Photographs
  • Records
  • Shaner family
  • Shaner, Joel C.
  • Shaw, Ethel
  • Virginia -- Rockbridge County

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.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Shaner, Joel C.
  • Shaner, Joseph Fauber
  • Shaw, Ethel