"I do not recollect having ever heard such a roar of musketry."
— 1862 Valley Campaign —The First Battle of Kernstown, on March 23, 1862, was also the first major Civil War battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. Throughout the morning, 16 Union cannons on Pritchard's Hill held off Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's overmatched Confederate command. Relying on intelligence that was soon proved faulty, Jackson not only attacked a force that outnumbered his by 3,000 men, but also tried and failed to dislodge the Union guns by direct assault.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 740159 N 4337277|
|Decimal Degrees||39.15158333, -78.22081667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 9.095', W 78° 13.249'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 9' 5.70" N, 78° 13' 14.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 605-799 State Rte 621, Winchester VA 22602, US|
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