Historian Bob Krick describes the strategic importance of The Coaling to the Battle of Port Republic and the bloody struggle to take this key battlefield position. To learn more about the Battle of Port Republic, please visit: civilwar.org/portrepublic
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.