02 November 2013

Recently Discovered Civil War Rosters

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The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation has just launched its new website. Though it is still being tweaked and some bugs being worked out, it is very well done and professional looking. As a member of WHF and as one of the members of the Battle of Waynesboro Commemoration Committee, I am really excited about all the local history being posted on the WHF website. A very important and recent discovery was made regarding Civil War roster and the story was posted on the WHF website here.
More light has been thankfully shed with the recent discovery of seven pages of records for D Company, 25th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Virginia Volunteers, in the Army of the Confederate States. The unit was largely made up of local volunteers from Waynesboro, Staunton, Churchville, Fishersville, Greensville [sic], and Stuarts Draft amongst other nearby localities. After years of being lost and neglected, the papers were finally found at the Waynesboro Public Library and rescued. Now they have been preserved and are being kept at the Library of Virginia. Even though the documents are no longer kept in Waynesboro for viewing, the Library of Virginia has made exceptionally high quality digital copies of the documents and has given a set to the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation for research.

The Staunton (VA) News Leader also reported on the discovery. I am friends with the "mystery donor."

Also, a piece I wrote several years ago about the Battle of Waynesboro is posted on the WHF website here.

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