Lynnwood in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Federal commander Tyler placed at least 3 artillery pieces on this high part of the “Coaling,” and lined 3 more guns down the slope to the road on your right. All morning fire from this artillery played havoc with Confederate forces in front of you.
With Jackson’s men facing a desperate situation on the plain to your right front, Brigadier General Richard Taylor’s Louisiana brigade moved against the Union artillery position here on the “Coaling.”
Taylor’s men took the pivotal hilltop, lost it, retook it, then lost it again. The Federal defense was stubborn: Union artillerymen fought with their gun implements, and in spirited counter-attacks, Federal infantrymen from Ohio drove Confederates off the slopes.
Finally, on a third surge, the Louisianians, with the help of two Virginia infantry regiments, won this key to the battlefield, and this time held it. With it the Confederates captured five artillery pieces and forced the Federals to retire from the field. It had been a costly day—Federal casualties numbered more than 1100, while the Confederates lost about 800—but Jackson’s victory at Port Republic proved the culmination of a brilliant campaign.
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Location. 38° 18.079′ N, 78° 45.978′ W. Marker is in Lynnwood, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Ore Bank Road (County Route 708) near Mapleton Lane (County Route 967). Click for map. It is just off U.S. 340 (East Side Highway). Marker is at or near this postal address: 7051 Ore Bank Road, 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. A different marker also named Port Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Republic Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Port Republic (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Port Republic Battlefield (approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); The Point (approx. 2.4 miles away); North River Bridge (approx. 2.4 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. Marker contains a reproduction of a battlefield painting with this caption, “The struggle for the ‘Coaling,’
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