View of the North River Bridge site at Port Republic, Virginia

View of the North River Bridge site at Port Republic, Virginia

Looking northeast from the abutment for the Civil War bridge across the North River at Port Republic, Virginia, where General 'Stonewall' Jackson barely escaped Union forces. The bridge's ruined piers and the abutmet on the far side of the river are still plainly visible. It was from here that Jackson "yelled and gesticulated" at the gunners of an Ohio Battery on the far side of the river. Although due to the noise of the river and the battle no one knew what he was saying, it became part of the Jackson legend.