Civil War sign dedication
August 31 @ 12:00 PM
At 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 31, 2019, the Kernstown Battlefield Association, together with the family of Mr. Rob Pettus of Richmond, Virginia, will dedicate a new Civil War sign.
This new sign commemorates the sacrifices the Pettus and Eubank cousins made during the Battle of First Kernstown. John Overton Pettus and his cousin Philip G. Eubank were killed in action as they assaulted Union positions on Pritchard’s Hill the afternoon of March 23, 1862. Another cousin, James Francis Eubank, was captured at the end of this battle as the Confederate forces retreated in the early evening.
The Kernstown Battlefield Association appreciates the support the Pettus family has so generously provided in helping to fund the design, crafting, and installation of this new sign.
The Kernstown Battlefield Association is dedicated to preserving the history of the lower Shenandoah Valley. New signs such as this one help us interpret history with a very personal perspective.