View Full Version : 2nd Kernstown, July 20 - 22, 2007

02-19-2007, 06:10 PM
Date(s): July 20 - 22, 2007
Event Name: Kernstown
Location: Kernstown Battlefield - just outside Winchester, VA
Host: Stonewall Brigade
Sponsor: Kernstown Battlefield Association
Discussion Format: Threads on Authentic Campaigner
Fed Infantry Contact: Chris Piering, CR cpiering@twcny.rr.com
CS Infantry Contact: Dusty Chapman, SWB dustyswb@comcast.net
Cavalry, both sides: Dave Myrick, CR dmyrick@mainecav.org
Artillery: Mike Martorelli, 1st PA.
Civilian: TBA We would like to have civilians portray the Pritchard family who were present during the battle in their house, which survives. We need two parents, 49 year old male and 36 year old woman and we need children, aged 5, 4, and 2-3. If interested, please contact Mike Chapman.
Website: www.stonewallbrigade.com/kernstown07.html
Scenario: The event will feature a two-company Confederate battalion and a two-company Federal infantry battalion plus a Federal artillery section. The event will depict the actions of two regiments during the July 24, 1864 battle of Second Kernstown, between Jubal Early’s Army of the Valley and George Crook’s Federal Army of West Virginia. The battle ended in a stunning Union defeat and, coupled with the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania just five days later, resulted in the formation of the Federal Army of the Shenandoah with Phil Sheridan at its head in early August 1864, with the resulting 1864 Valley Campaign.
Event Point of Contact: Dusty Chapman dustyswb@comcast.net
Event Type: "Campaign" style LH
Impression(s): The Federal portrayal will be one of the regiments in Mulligan’s Third Division: 23rd Illinois, 10th West Virginia, 54th Pennsylvania, 11th West Virginia, 15th West Virginia. CS portrayal will probably come from Gordon's Division, Terry's brigade of Virginians.
Preservation: Main goal of the event. All proceeds will go to the Kernstown Battlefield Association to restore stonewall on Pritchard's Lane.
Registration: Individual and online