We Are in for It!: The First Battle of Kernstown

We Are in for It!: The First Battle of Kernstown

by Gary L. Ecelbarger, Gary Ecelbarger
     
 

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Years after the guns of the Civil War were silenced, a former private in the Stonewall Brigade remembered Kernstown as "one of the hardest little battles of the war." Fought on rolling terrain near a Valley turnpike hamlet three miles south of Winchester, the Battle of Kernstown is the first in a series of clashes that comprised Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall"…  See more details below

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Years after the guns of the Civil War were silenced, a former private in the Stonewall Brigade remembered Kernstown as "one of the hardest little battles of the war." Fought on rolling terrain near a Valley turnpike hamlet three miles south of Winchester, the Battle of Kernstown is the first in a series of clashes that comprised Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's legendary Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The Battle of Kernstown has been the least understood encounter of that famous spring in 1862 - until now. Gary Ecelbarger's new book brings to light the strategy, tactics, and personalities associated with March 23, 1862, by using hundreds of rare first-hand accounts from Kernstown soldiers. "We Are In For It!" demonstrates why one Civil War veteran considered the infantry fire at Kernstown to be "as heavy as it was at Antietam, Gettysburg, or the Wilderness."

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A narrative account of the first in a series of clashes that compromised Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, drawing on first- hand accounts from Kernstown soldiers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781572490536
Publisher:
White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.31(d)

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