Our collection of photos from the Port Republic battlefield, the crowning achievement of Jackson's Valley Campaign.
(7 photos in gallery)
Port Republic: 2014 Target Property
The Civil War Trust is currently working to save this 429-acre portion of the Port Republic battlefield. This ground saw significant action during the battle on June 9, 1862.
The Federal Position
Brig. Gen. Erastus Tyler's troops took position along this lane to repel Jackson's assault as it came from the left. The Trust's current target property is left of the road.
Shortly after 5:00am on June 9, 1862, Jackson's troops advanced across this field toward the Federal line along Lewiston Lane.
View from the Coaling
Federal artillerymen atop the Coaling had a clear view of the bulk of Jackson's force as they charged across the Lewiston Farm below. Their fire contributed to the relatively large number of casualties at the Battle of Port Republic.
Atop the Coaling
Sitting on the key high ground at Port Republic, this home is primarily a refurbishment of a postwar structure that stood on this spot.
With artillery from the Coaling raining down on their right front, Jackson's troops were met by the infantry of Tyler's brigade as they advanced across this field from right to left.
This 100 year-old home stands on the site of the wartime Kemper House, called Madison Hall. On the morning of June 8, 1862, Federal cavalry galloped into the yard, surprising Jackson and his staff, who had made their headquarters staff. The general and all but three of his entourage escaped.