155th Anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown and Civil War Trust presentation of Sandy Ridge property to KBA
A presentation and reception will take place at 10:30am. All are welcome to attend.
Sandy Ridge, along with the stone wall at Rose Hill, is the site where Confederate and Union forces fought most heavily during the First Battle of Kernstown. Sandy Ridge also is the site where the Confederates placed their artillery, made their last stand and where Colonel Murray of the 84th Pennsylvania was mortally wounded.
The KBA is very excited to receive this property and will start interpreting the site during the 2017 season.
The Kernstown Battlefield will be open for those who wish to commemorate the First Battle of Kernstown on the actual day of the battle. Battlefield and 1854 Pritchard House tours will be available. The Museum, Artillery Annex and Gift Shop also will be open. Self-guided walking tours.
Those interested may RSVP to RSVP@civilwar.org.