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Group Wants Civil War Roster to Stay in Waynesboro

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - A Waynesboro historical group says a Civil War document that's part of local history should stay in the city.

Members of the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation are upset because the local library sent the document to the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

The document is a roster of the Confederate Army's D Company, 25th Regiment, 2nd Brigade.

Heritage foundation president Shirley Bridgeforth tells The News-Virginian that the roster should be displayed in the group's museum.

Foundation member Karen Church says it's sad when small communities lose their history to big museums and libraries, especially when a local organization can save it.

Waynesboro library director Zahir Mahmoud told Bridgeforth in an email that the document had sustained damage over the years. He said the Library of Virginia can restore it.

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