Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Port Republic, Va., site of Stonewall Jackson's great escape


With Yankees in hot pursuit on June 8, 1862, at Port Republic, Va., Stonewall Jackson (right) galloped down a street on “Little Sorrel” and across a covered bridge spanning the North River. Despite Union artillery crashing into its timbers, Jackson reached the relative safety of the opposite shore. Then he came under fire from an Ohio battery. But Jackson escaped and whipped the Federals at Port Republic the next day.

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