Event brings lesser known battle to life

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Posted: July 29, 2013

The Winchester Star

Thirteen-year-old Sam Obenland (left) of Frederick, Md., holds a .54 caliber Sharps rifle as he takes part in the Second Battle of Kernstown Civil War encampment on Saturday morning at the Kernstown Battlefield. He is a member of the 1st Maryland Cavalry (dismounted). Right, author and historian Scott Patchan leads a tour on the 149th anniversary of the battle. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

KERNSTOWN — History buffs and curious citizens got a lesson on the strategy and bravery involved in the Second Battle of Kernstown with a weekend of activities held to remember the historic Civil…

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