On June 9, 1862, in the last battle of Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign, the Stonewall Brigade was repulsed after an unsupported attack against Union positions held at Port Republic by Gen. James Shields. After Confederate reinforcements arrived, thwarting a Federal counterattack, Gen. Richard Taylor's "Louisiana Tigers" relentlessly assaulted the formidable artillery position, forcing Shields to retreat and leaving Jackson in control of the Upper Valley.
Henrico, Virginia | Last of the Seven Days' Battles of the Peninsula campaign, on July 1, 1862, McClellan's II and V Corps retreated along the James River and defended the strong natural position of this historic site, part of the National Park Service, against Lee's assault.
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