Southern Historical Society papers.
X. Richmond, Va., April, 1882. no. 4.
Memoir of the First Maryland regiment.
[written in July, 1863.]
Paper no. 5.
The battle of Port Republic.
The manoeuvres of Fremont
up the valley were now approaching consummation.
From Front Royal
range tends south parallel to the Blue Ridge
, dividing from the lower valley of Virginia
the Luray Valley
It terminates at the Picket Mountain
some miles above Port Republic
, at which point the two valleys unite in the great upper valley.
Up the Luray valley
is a fine country road, while up the other the broad turnpike offers every facility for the movement of a column.
, a road turns to the east from the Valley pike
, and crossing the East Fork
of the Shenandoah
at Port Republic
, eight miles distant, continues to the left over Brown's Gap and to the right to Staunton
steadily up the valley pike, Shields
was rapidly advancing up the Luray valley
on Port Republic
to intercept him if he attempted to