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Remembering the Battle of Waynesboro

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Saturday is the 148th anniversary of the last Civil War battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

Special tours and a gift shop were set up just for Saturday at the Plumb House Museum in Waynesboro.

Young students came out to get a firsthand look at artifacts and learn about the Battle of Waynesboro.

A member of the Waynesboro Heritage Museum says it's important for each generation to keep history alive.

"I think it's very important," Shirley Bridgeforth, of the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, said. "It's fading away in memories, I think we need to know our past in order to be comfortable with it, to know what things are about, the future is unknown but I love to do this, we've been fortunate we've been able to do it for so many years."

There was a ceremony held Saturday morning to honor those that were killed in the battle.

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