Valley of the Shadow
The War Years
Spring 1861–Spring 1865

Letters & Diaries


W.H.H. Frenger (1863)

William Henry Harrison Frenger worked in Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia, as a printer for the Staunton Spectator. He enlisted as a private in the Staunton Artillery in August 1861. Frenger’s compiled military service record in the National Archives lists him as a deserter.

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William H.H. Frenger

William H.H. Frenger writes to his cousin Marguerite E. Williams from the Staunton Spectator office about his desire to hear from his friends and family in Frederick. He informs Williams that he had written several letters “since the Yanks left,” but had received no word from Frederick.