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Near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Battle of Kernstown

 
 
First Battle of Kernstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
1. First Battle of Kernstown Marker
Inscription.  Was fought here Sunday, March 23, 1862 Confederates under Gen. T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson attacked Federals under Gen. James Shields. The fighting was chiefly west of the road and continued from early afternoon until nightfall. When Jackson retired with—his first and only reverse—Confederates engaged 3,000, casualties 718. Federals engaged 8,000, casualties 590.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Markers Association series list.
 
Location. 39° 8.234′ N, 78° 11.436′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Located in the Kernstown United Methodist Church parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3239 Valley Pike, Winchester VA 22602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Many Soldiers of the Revolution (approx. ¼ mile away); Opequon Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1790 Stone Church
First Battle of Kernstown Marker near the Kernstown Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
2. First Battle of Kernstown Marker near the Kernstown Methodist Church
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Kernstown Battles (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The First Battle of Kernstown (approx. half a mile away); The Second Battle of Kernstown (approx. half a mile away); The Pritchard House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The First Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding First Battle of Kernstown. See Kernstown Battles Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a driving tour of the Kernstown battlefields including stops at the Pritchard-Grim Farm and Rose Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. First Battle of Kernstown. National Parks Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on September 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Kernstown Battles Virtual Tour By Markers. This marker is related to several markers in the area detailing the actions of two separate battles occurring around Kernstown during the Civil War. The sites include walking
Pritchard's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
3. Pritchard's Hill
Sixteen Federal artillery pieces fired upon attacking Confederates from this hill during the Battle of First Kernstown.
trails at the Pritchard-Grim Farm and Rose Hill. (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,748 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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