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Battle of Jack’s Shop lecture to wrap up Madison sesquicentennial series

The final lecture in the Madison County Battle of Jack’s Shop Sesquicentennial Series will be delivered at 7 p.m. Wednesday by historian Harold Woodward Jr.

Germanna Community College is co-sponsoring the series, which is open to the public, free.

Madison County’s Jim Lillard spoke last week about the logistical nightmare both armies faced in the Civil War in a lecture titled “Crossings.”

Woodward, the author of several books about Madison history, will discuss The Battle of Jack’s Shop, detailing troop movements leading up to the battle, the battle itself and the aftermath.

The Battle of Jack’s Shop was fought on Sept. 22, 1863, when the Confederate cavalry under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart collided with the combined forces of Union generals John Buford and Hugh Judson Kilpatrick.

The lecture will be given at Madison County High School at 68 Mountaineer Lane, just south of the town of Madison on State Route 29.

The sesquicentennial of the Battle of Jack’s Shop will be observed with commemorative events Saturday.

Germanna history Prof. Kellie Bradshaw introduced historian Jim Lillard.