Donate/Join the KBA
 
 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.
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