Regular listeners of our podcast or our live streaming feed might know Rick Britton. He’s a historian and cartographer and a frequent guest on WINA’s Charlottesville Right Now with Coy Barefoot. Rick also organizes a Civil War lecture and day-trip series in conjunction with the Charlottesville Senior Center.
On Wednesday, June 17th, Scott Harris, Director of the New Market Battlefield Park, delivered a presentation on the Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, (which took place just south of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley). Fought on March 23rd, 1862, this battle pitted Jackson with 4,000 men against Union Col. Nathan Kimball in command of approximately 9,000. Although Jackson was defeated, the battle led the Lincoln administration to make strategic errors that greatly benefited the Confederacy.
This is part three of a seven part series. The event is held every third Wednesday at the Charlottesville Senior Center.