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Port Republic

Rockingham County, VA  |  Jun 9, 1862

On June 9, 1862, the day after his victory at Cross Keys, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson concentrated his army east of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River near Port Republic and attacked the brigades of Brig. Gen. Erastus Tyler and Col. Samuel S. Carroll. Initial Confederate assaults were repulsed with heavy casualties. A Confederate flank attack, including a brigade of the Louisiana Tigers, overtook an artillery emplacement on the Union left at The Coaling. Union counterattacks failed to reestablish the line, and the Yankees were forced to retreat. After the dual defeats at Cross Keys and Port Republic, Union forces retreated from the middle Shenandoah Valley, freeing Jackson’s army to reinforce Gen. Robert E. Lee defending Richmond.

All battles of the Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Kernstown
Frederick County, VA  |  Mar 23, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 1,308
Union: 590
Confederate: 718
McDowell
Highland County, VA  |  May 8, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 754
Union: 256
Confederate: 498
Cross Keys
Rockingham County, VA  |  Jun 8, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 972
Union: 684
Confederate: 288
Port Republic
Rockingham County, VA  |  Jun 9, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 1,818
Union: 1,002
Confederate: 816

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Port Republic, VA | June 9, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Forces Engaged
9,500
Union
3,500
Confed.
6,000
Estimated Casualties
1,818
Union
1,002
Confed.
816