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Follow the Kernstown Battlefield walking trails for insights
 into the events of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown ... browse the battlefield Visitor Center to learn details of the history ... see the 1854 Pritchard House where the family of Samuel and Helen Pritchard huddled in the cellar
waiting for quiet to return to their farm. 
This and more await visitors to this pristine
315-acre Civil War battlefield park.


 
The Kernstown Battlefield Association owns and operates the Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm located in Winchester, Virginia.

The KBA is a non-profit 501(c)3 all volunteer corporation whose mission is to protect and interpret this Civil War battlefield for the benefit of future generations.
 

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First Battle of Kernstown 

Sunday, 23 March 1862

From the battlefield map by Jedediah Hotchkiss,

Topographical Engineer for Gen. Stonewall Jackson

 

 

The Kernstown Battlefield

OPEN

Saturdays 10am - 4pm, Sundays noon - 4pm

through October

 

CALENDAR OF SPECIAL  EVENTS

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150th ANNIVERSARY

 

 

SECOND BATTLE OF KERNSTOWN

 

July 19-20, 2014

 Commemoration Weekend

 will include two-days of battlefield activities

plus a Saturday guided motorcoach tour.

 

FOR TOUR AND REGISTRATION DETAILS CLICK HERE

 

Above:  The 1854 Pritchard House on the Kernstown Battlefield where Samuel and Helen Pritchard and their children huddled in their cellar during both battles fought on their farm.


FIRST BATTLE OF KERNSTOWN

          March 23, 1862, Stonewall Jackson's 3,000-strong Confederate army marched into the artillery fire of Nathan Kimball's 8,000-strong Union force. When darkness ended the battle, casualties totaled over 1300. Kernstown was the first battle fought in the Valley, and it launched the great campaign still studied today, Gen. Jackson's famous Valley Campaign of 1862  LEARN MORE...


 


SECOND BATTLE OF KERNSTOWN

         July 24, 1864, 28,000 combatants once again swarmed over the fields and hills of the Pritchard farm in an agonizing battle ending in a decisive Confederate victory which was to be their last in the Valley. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederates inflicted 1185 casualties on Gen. George Crook's Union Army. Nine months after Early's victory at Kernstown the war ended at Appomatox.   LEARN MORE...