Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Port Republic, Virginia

General Thomas J. Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign had been underway for two and a half months before the final battle outside Port Republic, Virginia. Using speed, maneuver and deception, his small army had prevented Union forces several times his own strength from reinforcing McClellan's drive on Richmond. The only question now was if his force would survive as he was finally cornered between two stronger armies.

 

But 'Stonewall' turned his central position into an advantage, attacked each of his attackers in turn while using the Shenandoah River as a shield to prevent them from uniting. Both pursuers withdrew with bloody noses, leaving Jackson free to leave the Valley and add his forces to the defenders of Richmond.

Historical markers on the Port Republic battlefield:

 

Battle of Port Republic Circle Tour

Battle of Port Republic JD10

North River Bridge

Palmer Lot at Middle Ford
Last Battle of Valley Campaign
Struggle for the Coaling

 





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