At 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 31, 2019, the Kernstown Battlefield Association, together with the family of Mr. Robert Pettus of Richmond, Virginia, will dedicate a new Civil War trail sign on the Kernstown Battlefield property at 610 Battle Park Drive in Winchester.
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, members of the Confederate Army’s Company K, 23rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, 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 is a non-profit 503(c) organization, open 10 am – 4 pm Saturdays, 11 am – 4 pm Sundays, and all federal holidays from May through October. We are also open on March 23 and July 24 to commemorate the anniversaries of the Battles of First and Second Kernstown, and other times by appointment. We’re located at 610 Battle Park Drive in Winchester, Virginia. Please visit us at www.kernstownbattle.org or call 540-450-3837 and consider joining us.