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Civil War program at the Augusta County Library

Waynesboro during the Civil War will be the topic of a program at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta County Library in Fishersville.

The Battle of Waynesboro took place in a cold downpour on March 2, 1865. The Union’s 2500 men were led by Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan and Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Confederate troops, 1600 men under the command of Lt. Gen. Jubal (“Old Jubilee”) Early, were set up along a ridge near the South River The defeat of his Army of the Valley in Waynesboro was Early’s final battle.

The program is presented and the costumes provided by the Waynesboro Heritage Museum. It is a free event, open to the public.