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
all future 
generations.


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 
388-acre Civil War battlefield park.


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 
388-acre Civil War battlefield park.
Above:  Map of First Battle of Kernstown as drawn by 
Jedediah Hotchkiss, Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's cartographer.

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Attention KBA Members


NOTICE OF CHANGE

 


The Annual Meeting of the

 Kernstown Battlefield Association

has been rescheduled to 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

1pm – 4pm


     The meeting has been rescheduled due to the infection rise of the Covid-19/Delta Variant and concern for the safety of our members. By the new date we should have cooler weather for better ventilation in the Artillery Building where the meeting will be held and the Battlefield will be closed to the general public. We’ll still review the year’s progress, but eliminate a guest speaker, and minimize food and refreshments. Group tours will be given and masks may be required.  


     We apologize for any inconvenience, but we need to ensure the best possible healthy environment for our members. Hopefully this medical threat will pass this year and we can have a normal Annual Meeting in the Fall 2022.  


RSVP HERE

if you plan to attend

or

EMAIL: kba@kernstownbattle.org

CALL:  540-450-7835


     We look forward to seeing you on November 7th.


KBA Board of Directors




NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING CHANGE


The Annual Meeting of the Kernstown Battlefield Association (KBA) is currently scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from Noon - 4pm.   


The Annual Meeting of the

 Kernstown Battlefield Association

is being rescheduled to 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

1pm – 4pm.  


The meeting has been rescheduled due to the infection rise of the Covid-19/Delta Variant and concern for the safety of our members. By the new date we should have cooler weather for better ventilation in the Artillery Building where the meeting will be held and the Battlefield will be closed to the general public. We’ll still review the year’s progress, but eliminate a guest speaker, and minimize food and refreshments. Group tours will be given and masks may be required.  


We apologize for any inconvenience, but we need to ensure the best possible healthy environment for our members. Hopefully this medical threat will pass this year and we can have a normal Annual Meeting in the Fall 2022.  


 Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

(include number in your party)

kba@kernstownbattle.org

540-450-7835


We look forward to seeing you on November 7th.


KBA Board of Directors


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NEWS IN BRIEF
Ground Penetrating Radar Survey 
Reveals Gravesites at Kernstown Battlefield
     With only one headstone visible, it's always been a guess as to how many graves occupy the family cemetery on Pritchard's Hill. On April 8th a GPR survey was done at the site by GeoModel, a Leesburg,VA company specializing in GPR. 
      Thanks to the survey we now know that there are at least 14 graves in close proximity surrounding the lone standing headstone. Two days after the survey volunteers recovered two additional headstones, long buried just beneath the surface of the ground. 
          It is known that there could be at least 20 graves in the cemetery, some dating from the 18th century. Because of their age and the continuous farming activity on the land surrounding them, they could not all be identified by GPR. However, we are delighted with this new knowledge. The KBA will continue to investigate.
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New in 2020: CW Field Hospital Exhibit

        Ever wonder about medical care on the battlefields during the Civil War? Visitors touring the Pritchard House now get a first-hand glimpse into the 
workings of a Civil War Field Hospital.
The exhibit was donated to the KBA by Susi Weston and Bru Randall who, for many years, had used the exhibit as an educational tool at Civil War 
reenactment events.
The exhibit is filled with many artifacts as well as reproduction instruments. Docents are there to explain their uses and offer a hands-on 
approach to learning.
If you can't drop by to experience this exhibit before November 1st (our last open day for this season), then plan a trip for 2021. The Battlefield reopens the first weekend in May.

Susi Weston demonstrates uses for some of the instruments on the blood smeared operating table. 
Bru Randall holds a replica severed arm used as a teaching tool