An Unheralded Commander's Unique VictoryAt 9:00 A.M. on March 23, 1862, Confederate artillery unlimbered near the Valley Turnpike and fired on this height, called Pritchard's Hill, to begin the First Battle of Kernstown. Union artillery rolled onto these knolls and responded by discharging 700 rounds of shot and shell over the next five hours. More than 300 Union soldiers crowded the height to protect the artillery while Colonel Nathan Kimball, the Union battlefield commander, set up headquarters on this same hill.
|Placed By||Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 742370 N 4336643|
|Decimal Degrees||39.14526667, -78.19548333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 8.716', W 78° 11.729'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 8' 42.96" N, 78° 11' 43.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 610 Battle Park Dr, Winchester VA 22601, US|
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