How was Staunton Impacted by the Civil War?

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV)-- A hundred people came out to the Staunton public library to hear a talk from University of Richmond president, Dr. Edward Ayers, who is also a Civil War historian.

He said Staunton's location helped General Robert E. Lee stay connected to the Confederate capital of Richmond.

One woman at the talk, Elizabeth Lagrua, said she loves learning about the Civil War because she had ancestors who fought on both sides.

"Just a little bit better picture when I do my ancestries and read about them in the geneaology and there is a lot about them I can fit them in better and think about their lives and how it was for them and how things have changed," said Lagrua.

This talk was the first in the library's civil war series this summer. The next talk is July 24. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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