Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

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First Battle of Kernstown

A marker for the First Battle of Kernstown is south of Winchester along the Valley Pike (U.S. 11).

 

The marker is one of a series of 59 commemorating Virginia Civil War battlefields created during the 1920's by the Battlefield Markers Association.They were the first highway markers in the State of Virginia.

 

How to get there:

The marker is south of Winchester, Virginia on the east side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11) about 0.2 mile south of Shawnee Drive and 0.25 mile north of Apple Valley Road, in front of the Kernstown United Methodist Church.
 

From the marker:

 

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 fight was chiefly west of the road
and continued from early afternoon until
nghtfall when Jackson retired with
his first and only reverse.
Confederates engaged, 3,000. Casualties, 718.
Federals engaged, 8,000. Casualties, 590.


Marrker for the First Battle of Kernstown along the Valey Pike south of Winchester.
(above and below) Marrker for the First Battle of Kernstown along the Valey Pike south of Winchester.
Marrker for the First Battle of Kernstown along the Valey Pike south of Winchester.






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