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

Battle of Kernstown

 
 
Battle of Kernstown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, July 31, 2008
1. Battle of Kernstown Marker
Inscription.  On the hill to the west, Stonewall Jackson late in the afternoon of March 23, 1862 attacked the Union force under Shields holding Winchester. After a fierce action, Jackson, who was greatly outnumbered, withdrew southward, leaving his dead on the field. These were buried next day by citizens of Winchester
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1950.
 
Location. 39° 8.403′ N, 78° 11.677′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Opequon Church Lane (State Highway 706) 0.2 miles west of Valley Pike, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester VA 22602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kernstown Battles (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Kernstown (here, next to this marker);
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a different marker also named Battle of Kernstown (a few steps from this marker); Opequon Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of William Hoge (1660 - 1749) and His Wife Barbara Hume Hoge (1670 - 1745) (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Many Soldiers of the Revolution (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1790 Stone Church (about 300 feet away); Second Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Battle of Kernstown. This marker was removed for maintenance and repainting (confirmed with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources).

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.
 
Additional commentary.
1. As of 5/25/16 Marker is back
Please note when I visited the Kernstown Battle site in May 2016. The Marker is back.
Battle of Kernstown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 31, 2020
2. Battle of Kernstown Marker
The marker has weathered.
    — Submitted August 31, 2016, by William Glahn of Winchester, Virginia.
 
Battle of Kernstown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 31, 2020
3. Battle of Kernstown Marker
Pritchard's Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
4. Pritchard's Hill
The hill mentioned on the marker. In addition to the battle fought on March 23, 1862, there was also a second battle fought over the same ground on July 24, 1864. Details about the battle can be located on markers within the Kernstown Battlefield marker series (see link number 2).
Panorama of the Kernstown battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, March 29, 2012
5. Panorama of the Kernstown battlefield
The battlefield is viewed looking northwest during the same time of year as the first Battle of Kernstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,868 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 30, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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