YOUR HOMETOWN: Port Republic’s Doctor Of History
Hess Helping To Ensure Town’s Storied Past Is Not Forgotten
Dr. Irvin Hess, Civil War historian and former chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, gestures toward the fields outside his home along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. The surrounding fields were among those where the Battle of Port Republic was fought on June 9, 1862. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
Madison Hall, located just southwest of the village of Port Republic, served as headquarters for Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson during the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
Regardless, one fact is unmistakable: Hess and Port…
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