Historian Bob Krick recalls the ambush of the 8th New York at the Battle of Cross Keys in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The heavy losses of the 8th New York at Cross Keys amounted to almost half of the total Federal losses at this 1862 battle.
Historian Bob Krick describes the action at the North Bridge in the town of Port Republic. It was across this covered bridge that Stonewall Jackson made his escape from the Federal raiders in town. Later Union and Confederate forces would fight over this strategic bridge crossing.