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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kernstown, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Frederick County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Frederick County, VA (175) Clarke County, VA (72) Shenandoah County, VA (205) Warren County, VA (43) Winchester Ind. City, VA (123) Berkeley County, WV (102) Hampshire County, WV (72) Hardy County, WV (41) Jefferson County, WV (340) Morgan County, WV (102)  FrederickCounty(175) Frederick County (175)  ClarkeCounty(72) Clarke County (72)  ShenandoahCounty(205) Shenandoah County (205)  WarrenCounty(43) Warren County (43)  (123) Winchester (123)  BerkeleyCountyWest Virginia(102) Berkeley County (102)  HampshireCounty(72) Hampshire County (72)  HardyCounty(41) Hardy County (41)  JeffersonCounty(340) Jefferson County (340)  MorganCounty(102) Morgan County (102)
Location of Kernstown, Virginia
    Frederick County (175)
    Clarke County (72)
    Shenandoah County (205)
    Warren County (43)
    Winchester (123)
    Berkeley County, West Virginia (102)
    Hampshire County, West Virginia (72)
    Hardy County, West Virginia (41)
    Jefferson County, West Virginia (340)
    Morgan County, West Virginia (102)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — 1790 Stone Church
These native limestone steps are in their original position and mark the main entrance to a 40' x 60' stone church built on this site in 1790. The entrance was in the center of its east wall with the pulpit area against the west wall. This church . . . — Map (db m2634) HM
2Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — A-9 — Battle of Kernstown
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 . . . — Map (db m3150) HM
3Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — Battle of KernstownMarch 23, 1862
General James Shields with 7,000 Federals defeated Stonewall Jackson with 3,500 Confederates. Jackson's object was to create a diversion which would prevent troops being sent to McClellan for the attack on Richmond. He arrived south of Kernstown in . . . — Map (db m33024) HM
4Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — Battle of Kernstown
March 23, 1862 — Map (db m159147) WM
5Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — First Battle of Kernstown
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 . . . — Map (db m2635) HM
6Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — A-11 — First Battle of Winchester
Here Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and his army, early on the morning of 25 May 1862, defeated Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Bank’s forces during Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley campaign. Banks, outnumbered and . . . — Map (db m2596) HM
7Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — In Memory of the Many Soldiers of the Revolution
In Memory of the many soldiers of the Revolution interred at Opequon Church of whom only seven are known Major John Gilkeson Captain William Chipley Captain Samuel Gilkeson Captain James Simrall Captain Samuel Vance Captain William Vance Private . . . — Map (db m2633) WM
8Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — In Memory of William Hoge (1660 - 1749) and His Wife Barbara Hume Hoge (1670 - 1745)Pioneer Settlers
Born in Scotland - Died in Kernstown Who lived on this land - Gave of it for this church and cemetery and are buried here — Map (db m159150) HM
9Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — Kernstown Battles
Around this site and a mile to the west occurred two major battles of the Civil War. First Kernstown March 23, 1862 Stonewall Jackson attacked what appeared to be a withdrawing federal force led by federal Br. Gen. Shields. Desperate fighting . . . — Map (db m2632) HM
10Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — 169 — Opequon Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Early Years This historic church was established by Scotch-Irish and German settlers who migrated from eastern Pennsylvania in the early 1730’s. William Hoge donated two acres of land for a meeting house, and an additional two acres for a . . . — Map (db m122175) HM
11Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — 169 — Opequon Presbyterian Church
Early Years This historic church was established by Scotch-Irish and German settlers who migrated from eastern Pennsylvania in the early 1730s. William Hoge donated an additional two acres for a burying ground Two log and two stone houses of . . . — Map (db m159149) HM
12Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — Pettus Cousins in the Battle of First Kernstown
On May 2, 1861, after hearing that their home state of Virginia had seceded from the Union, John Hudson Petus, his younger cousin John Overton Pettus, and four other cousins from the Eubank family enlisted in the Keysville Guards as privates for . . . — Map (db m159179) HM
13Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — Second Battle of KernstownJuly 24, 1864
From this position near the Hoge Run creek bed, you have a view similar to that of the Confederate sharpshooters as they saw the Union defensive line along the stone wall by Pritchard's Lane. (Note that the creek bed has been significantly . . . — Map (db m159170) HM
14Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — A-8 — Second Battle of Winchester
On June 14, 1863, Jubal A. Early moved west from this point to attack Federal fortifications west of Winchester. — Map (db m2597) HM
15Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — The First Battle of KernstownFulkerson's Virginians Attack!
The low, marshy ground stretching from here to the distant road lay uncontested throughout the five-hour artillery duel that opened the First Battle of Kernstown. The scene changed dramatically at 2:00 p.m. when 900 Virginians marched toward this . . . — Map (db m159183) HM
16Virginia (Frederick County), Kernstown — The Pritchard HouseA Family Caught in the Midst of War!
The large brick dwelling before you is the Pritchard House, built in 1854 by Stephen Pritchard, Jr. and his son, Samuel Pritchard. During the Civil War Samuel, his wife Helen, and their two small children occupied the house. Fighting swirled . . . — Map (db m159182) HM
17Virginia (Winchester), Kernstown — The First Battle of KernstownThe Beginning of “Stonewall” Jackson’s Valley Campaign
The First Battle of Kernstown, fought by 10,000 Americans on March 23, 1862, was the first battle waged in the Shenandoah Valley. Throughout the morning, sixteen Union cannon crowned the knolls of Pritchard’s Hill (the high ground immediately north . . . — Map (db m2169) HM
 
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