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We are in for it Kerstown Virginia
We Are in for It!": The First Battle of Kernstown March 23, 1862
Places First Kernstown in context with events both several months prior and after the battle, and effortlessly provides a highly readable account of the ebb and flow of the battle. Troop movements are provided in detail, in some cases right down to the company level. Great source material from participants is interwoven into the narrative

Kernstown, First
Civil War Virginia


American Civil War
March 23, 1862

Extraordinary Circumstances
Extraordinary Circumstances
The Seven Days Battles

One of the most decisive military campaigns in Western history, the Seven Days were fought in the area southeast of the Confederate capitol of Richmond from June 25 to July 1, 1862
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Relying on faulty intelligence that reported the Union garrison at Winchester numbered only about 3,000, "Stonewall"  Jackson marched aggressively north with his 3,400-man division. 

The 8,500 Federals, commanded by Col. Nathan Kimball, stopped Jackson at Kernstown and then counterattacked turning Jackson's left flank and forcing him to retreat. Despite this Union victory, President Lincoln was disturbed by Jackson's threat to Washington and redirected substantial reinforcements to the Valley, depriving McClellan's army of these troops.

McClellan claimed that the additional troops would have enabled him to take Richmond during his Peninsula campaign.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Frederick County and Winchester

Campaign: Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign (1862) next battle in campaign Campaigns

Date(s): March 23, 1862

Principal Commanders: Col. Nathan Kimball [US]; Major General "Stonewall" Thomas J. Jackson [CS]

Forces Engaged: 12,300 total (US 8,500; CS 3,800)

Estimated Casualties: 1,308 total (US 590; CS 718)

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