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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association marker series.
 
Location. 39° 8.234′ N, 78° 11.436′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Kernstown United Methodist Church parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3239 Valley Pike, Winchester VA 22602, United States of America.
 
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. 0.3 miles away); Opequon Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Kernstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1790 Stone Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kernstown Battles (approx. 0.3 miles
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
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 trails at the Pritchard-Grim Farm and Rose Hill.
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.
(Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 53 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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