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Near Lynnwood in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Port Republic Battlefield

 
 
Port Republic Battlefield Marker (rebuilt) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, September 11, 2015
1. Port Republic Battlefield Marker (rebuilt)
Inscription.
Here, June 9, 1862
Gen. T. J. "Stonewall Jackson"
defeated Gen. J. Shield’s vanguard
advancing from Elkton under Gen. R. O. Tyler
Federals engaged, 4500
killed, wounded, and missing, 551, captured, 450
Confederates engaged, 6000
Killed and wounded, 804

 
Erected 1926 by Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association marker series.
 
Location. 38° 18.087′ N, 78° 46.03′ W. Marker is near Lynnwood, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Ore Bank Road and Mapleton Lane, on the left when traveling east on Ore Bank Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic VA 24471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Republic (here, next to this marker); Battle of Port Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Port Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Port Republic Battlefield (approx.
Port Republic Battlefield Marker (old) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1993
2. Port Republic Battlefield Marker (old)
1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); The Point (approx. 2.3 miles away); North River Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Frank Kemper House (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Palmer Lot at Middle Ford (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynnwood.
 
More about this marker. The stone base and bronze tablet were originally located in the center of the gravel parking lot of Grace Memorial Church. The marker was destroyed on the evening of May 21, 2006 by a tractor-trailer attempting to turn around in the church parking lot. The CWPT and the SCV had been working to move the memorial to a safer location. Police were unable to locate the driver. The marker has since been rebuilt and relocated.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Port Republic Battlefield Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Bechmann, September 29, 2014
3. Port Republic Battlefield Marker
This marker has been renovated since the 2006 tractor-trailer crash and moved to the opposite side of the street at the Coaling site.
Port Republic Battlefield Marker (rebuilt) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, September 11, 2015
4. Port Republic Battlefield Marker (rebuilt)
New location
Port Republic Battlefield Marker (rebuilt) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, September 11, 2015
5. Port Republic Battlefield Marker (rebuilt)
Moved to north side of Ore Bank Rd.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
6. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
Text of the destroyed marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,668 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by William Bechmann of Cincinnati, OH - Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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