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

Port Republic Battlefield

June 9, 1862

 
 
Port Republic Battlefield Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, June 27, 2009
1. Port Republic Battlefield Marker
This was the renewal of the sign in 2009
Inscription. General Stonewall Jackson, with 6,000 Confederates, attacked James Shields' vanguard of 3,000 under E.B. Tyler, which had marched down Luray Valley to join General J.C. Frémont's army. Jackson's first attack by General C.S. Winder's brigade, bolstered by the 7th Louisiana, was repulsed. Counterattacking, the Federals captured one Confederate cannon. Jackson was reinforced by units from General R.S. Ewell's division and General Dick Taylor's Louisiana brigade swung to the East, charged and captured the six guns emplaced at the intersection of U.S.340 and Route 569. The Federals counterattacked and recovered the guns. Reinforced by Colonel W.S. Scott's command, Taylor's Louisianians again pressed forward and the Federals were once more driven from the cannons. Tyler's troops abandoned the field and retreated towards Conrad's Store. As the Federals retreated, General I.R. Trimble's and Colonial J.M. Patton's brigades retired across North River and burned the bridge, preventing Frémont from coming to Tylor's assistance.

 
Erected 1964 by Virgina Civil War Commission.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 17.592′ N, 78° 47.036′ W. Marker was near Lynnwood
Port Republic Battlefield Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, June 27, 2009
2. Port Republic Battlefield Marker
This was the renewal of one of the signs mentioned on this page in 2009
, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker was on Ore Bank Road near Mapleton Lane. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Port Republic VA 24471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Port Republic Battlefield (approx. 1.1 miles away); Port Republic (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Port Republic (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Port Republic (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Point (approx. 1.4 miles away); North River Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Frank Kemper House (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Palmer Lot at Middle Ford (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynnwood.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Port Republic Battlefield Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, circa 1993
3. Port Republic Battlefield Marker
Battle of Port Republic Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Graff
4. Battle of Port Republic Marker
Map of the Battle. The descriptive narrative sign is missing.
Tour Sign - Also Replaced Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, circa 1993
5. Tour Sign - Also Replaced
Battle of Port Republic Monday June 9, 1862 The cross road (Rt.659)east of the river divides the Confederate and Union lines Jackson attacked Shields coming southward to join Fremont but was repulsed. Reienforced by Ewell, Jackson attacked again and drove Shields from the field. At the same time he burned the bridge across North River just 1000 ft. north of this point preventing Fremontfrom coming to Sheilds aid. Federals engaged, 4,500 killed, wounded 551, Captured 450. Confederates engaged 6,000, killed and wounded 804. Donated by Port Republic Ruitan Club
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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