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Civil War Trust and Valley Conservation Leaders Announce Preservation Achievements at Kernstown Battlefield

03/23/17 - During ceremonies this morning at Kernstown battlefield, the Civil War Trust joined with Shenandoah Valley preservation leaders to announce the protection of 73 acres at key sections of the battlefield. Announced on the 155th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown, this newly preserved land will enhance the existing park and enable visitors to better understand the March 1862 and July 1864 struggles at Kernstown, as well as the strategic importance of the Valley during the Civil War.
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Media Advisory: Civil War Trust to Announce Preservation Achievements at Kernstown Battlefield

03/16/17 - On Thursday, March 23, the Civil War Trust will join with Virginia preservation leaders to announce the permanent protection of historic properties at Kernstown battlefield. The tiny wartime hamlet of Kernstown witnessed the start of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's legendary campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in 1862. Two years later, a decisive Confederate victory led by Jubal Early prompted Philip Sheridan to take command of the Union Army of the Shenandoah and begin another bloody advance through the valley.
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