That field has been gone over and over and over an over and over and over....get my point. And, archaeologists went over every shovel full of earth when the thing was built. Artifacts found on the field today are a one in a bazillion chance of luck. All that ugly mess of a building needs is a bulldozer. There hasn't been a glass dome over that field and town for the last 150 years. Remember, Camp Colt was there, there were photo studios, a trolley a dance hall and even an amusement park on the battlefield. Pristine it isn't. Not even close and, there's things that were there during the battle, that will never be brought back. Take the stone quarry that was just behind the Trostle Farm, the Bliss Farm, the Klingle Farm the Heagy Farm as several examples. Not that I'd mind seeing all the trinket shops in town blow up.
"Grumpy" Dave T.
"Yet, despite these small numbers, Kernstown was one of the most decisive engagements of the war. The Confederates, Under Jackson, though soundly defeated, ultimately lost the most. As historian Bruce Catton observed: ‘The victory meant nothing at all, whereas the mere fact that the battle had been fought meant a great deal.’ Indeed, the ramifications of this odd little affair reached all the way to President Lincoln."