Order of Battle
THE FIRST BATTLE OF KERNSTOWN
March 23, 1862
THE UNION ARMY
(approximately 6500 men)
BGen. James Shields (wounded)
COL. Nathan Kimball, Commandering
FIRST BRIGADE, Col. Nathan Kimball
14th Ind., 8th Ohio, 67th Ohio, 84th Pa.
SECOND BRIGADE, Col. Jeremiah C. Sullivan
5th Ohio, 13th Ind., 62nd Ohio, 39th Ill.*
THIRD BRIGADE, Col. Erastus B. Tyler
7th Ohio, 7th Ind., 1st W.Va, 29th Ohio, 110th Pa.
CAVALRY, Col. Thornton F. Brodhead
1st squad Pa., Independant Co.s Md., 1st W.Va.(Battalion)
1st Ohio (Co. A,D) 1st Michigan (Battalion)
ARTILLERY, Lt. Col. Philip Daum
W.Va. Arty. - A Battery, W.Va. Arty - B Battery, 4th US Arty -E Battery
1st Ohio Arty. - H Battery*, 1st Ohio -L Battery
James Shields, born May 10, 1810, Cty Tyrone, Ireland- died June 1, 1879, Ottumwa IA. Pre-War Profession: Lawyer, Black Hawk War, politician, judge, Mexican War, US Senator. War Service: August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Shenandoah Valley campaign, resigned March 1863. Post War Career: Railroad executive, US Senator. Note: Once challenged Lincoln to a duel, but they became good friends afterwards.
THE CONFEDERATE ARMY
(approximately 3500 men)
MGen. Thomas J. Jackson, Commanding
GARNETT'S BRIGADE, BGen. Richard B. Garnett
2nd Va., 4th Va., 5th Va., 27th Va., 33rd Va.
Rockbridge Artillery, West Augusta Artillery
Carpenter's Va. Battery
BURKS' BRIGADE, Col. Jesse S. Burks
21st Va., 42nd Va., 48th Va.*, 1st Va. (Irish) BN
Pleasant's Va. Battery*
FULKERSON'S BRIGADE, Col. Samuel V. Fulkerson
23rd Va., 37th Va., Danville Artillery*
CAVALRY, Col. Turner Ashby
7th Va. Chew's Va. Battery
Thomas J. Jackson, born January 21, 1824, Clarksburg, VA - died May 10 1863, near Guiney's Station VA. Pre-War Profession: Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, 1851 resigned from US army, professor at VMI. War Service: 1861 Maj. in Virginia militia; Col. of Confederate infantry, Harper's Ferry; June 1861 Brig. Gen., First Manassas; October 1861 Maj. Gen., Shenandoah Valley campaign - fought brilliantly, Seven Days - fought poorly at times probably due to exhaustion; Groveton, commanded the Left Wing at Second Manassas; corps command in Sharpsburg campaign, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg; October 1862 Lt. Gen., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (mw). Note: He was a great commander, and is the subject of continued speculation as to how the Confederacy would have fared had he not been killed.