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David Hunter Strother (1816–1888)

Strother, David Hunter [“Porte Crayon”]. An American writer and illustrator; born in Martinsburg, VA, Sept. 16, 1816; died in Charleston, WV, March 8, 1888. He was a colonel of the Union army in the Civil War. His series of sketches contributed to Harper’s Magazine in the years before the War under the pen-name “Porte Crayon,” illustrated by himself, were great popular favorites; they were republished in book form under the titles ‘The Blackwater Chronicle’ (1853), and ‘Virginia Illustrated’ (1857).