On the ridge west of Waynesboro occurred the last engagement of Confederate forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early. Portions of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's army, including cavalry led by Maj. Gen. George A. Custer, attacked and routed Confederate troops under Brig. Gen. Gabriel C. Wharton. Early and the remnants of his army retreated, leaving Sheridan in control and ending the Shenandoah Valley campaigns.
Geographic Location: Waynesboro
Physical Description of Location: 116 Dupont Circle, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Marker is located at intersection of Dupont Circle and W Main Street (US 340).
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