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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: One of the detailed maps created by Confederate
  cartographer Jedediah Hotchkiss for Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson 
detailing the First Battle of Kernstown.

IN THE NEWS:

CROSS COUNTRY RACING RETURNS TO KERNSTOWN BATTLEFIELD IN THE MIDST OF THE 2020 PANDEMIC

        Kernstown Battlefield Association is proud to announce sponsorship of the SHENANDOAH VALLEY CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE founded and directed by KBA Board of Director and Shenandoah University track coach Andrew Marrocco.  
        Four races will be run beginning on Friday, September 25th after which a championship race will be run on November 14th. Protocols for Covid-19 have been established by medical professionals and are strictly adhered to. 

       This league is a welcome breath of  fresh air for Virginia runners who have been deprived of their sport because of the pandemic. Runners from age 10 to 60 are participating.  (See photo below.)

Pictured above:  The starting lineup of race #1. All five meets consist of waves of 50 athletes starting at one time on 2 minute intervals consisting of 4 waves. The starting line is 75m wide, with each athlete being assigned to a 1.5m starting box to promote social distancing.  Face masks are worn at all times while not racing. Spectators are not permitted.
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"Red Badge of Courage"

American Red Cross Holds 
Blood Drive at the Battlefield

Thirty-two people signed up to give blood an Wednesday, October 14, to help replenish the short blood supply in our area hospitals. The event ws held in the Conference Room at the Battlefield. Our KBA volunteers were on hand to assist the Red Cross professionals with check-in procedures, including temperature checks and filling in the proper forms. Face coverings were required by donors and volunteers alike .
A total of 29 pints of blood were collected. 

Thanks to all who donated their blood and their time!
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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