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Frazer Redd

Obituary of Oliver Frazer Redd, Lexington, Kentucky.

Capt. Oliver Frazer Redd, than whom a soldier more loyal to the South never lived, ripe in years and full of affections for his friends, sleeps that last sleep under the sod of his beloved Kentucky. Death came to him at his home, in Lexington, Ky., and on the 22d of February he was laid to rest, attended by comrades and friends, who loved him for his many sterling traits and devotion to high ideals. He loved everything connected with the Confederacy and was for many years Secretary of the Confederate Veterans' Association of Lexington, and he took great pride and pleasure in the work.

Joining a Missouri regiment at the beginning of the war, Captain Redd was several times promoted for gallantry and finally appointed aid on the staff of Gen. Joseph Shelby. He was severely wounded in the battle of Wilson's Creek, from which he never fully recovered: but his sufferings through many years never caused him to repine or lose his cheerfulness. At the close of the war he went with his commander to Mexico, where they remained till peace was restored. On his return he declined to take the oath of allegiance and remained an uncompromising, unrecontrcted Rebel. Until his health rendered it impossible, Captain Redd was an active worker in the First Presbyterian Church, of which he had been a member for many years. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Kate Frazer, and children, three daughters and a son, the latter a resident of Birmingham, Ala. He has left them the rich legacy of a good name and an example of Christian faith and fortitude.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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