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

Battle of Port Republic

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2007
1. Battle of Port Republic Marker
Inscription.  The cross road here roughgly divides the Confederate and Union lines in the battle of June 9, 1862. Jackson attacked Shields, coming southward to join Fremont, but was repulsed. Reinforced by Ewell, Jackson attacked again and drove Shields from the field. At the same time he burned the bridge at Port Republic, preventing Fremont from coming to Shields’ aid.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JD-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series list.
 
Location. 38° 18.128′ N, 78° 46.031′ W. Marker is in Lynnwood, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Side Highway (U.S. 340) and Ore Bank Road / Lynnwood Road (County Route 708) on East Side Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic VA 24471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Republic Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Republic (within shouting
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By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2007
2. Battle of Port Republic Marker
distance of this marker); a different marker also named Port Republic (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Port Republic Battlefield (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Point (approx. 2.3 miles away); North River Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Palmer Lot at Middle Ford (approx. 2.6 miles away); Port Republic Foundry (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynnwood.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Port Republic by Markers.
 
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By Mike Stroud, circa June 1993
3. Battle of Port Republic Marker
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. Reinforced 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 Fremont from 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 Ruritan Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2007. This page has been viewed 2,239 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on August 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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