Home Becomes Battlefield

Home Becomes Battlefield (HM3F2)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 18.74', W 77° 45.63'

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The Civil War affected not only the soldiers who fought but the families whose homes and towns became battlefields. Edmund H. Chambers bought this farm in 1848 and lived here with his family until the Civil War. Although Chambers was a loyal Unionist, the Union confiscated his farm in 1862, forcing the family from their home. The U.S. Army arranged for an appraisal of the farm in the event of damage. At the war's end Chambers found the property destroyed and filed a claim demanding restitution. In 1888, 23 years after the end of the war, he was still trying to settle his claim. There is no evidence that he was ever paid. He died in 1890.

I am now very poor and am eighty years old.
I am the son of a Revolutionary soldier?
and I think I have a very good record.

Excerpt from Edmund H. Chamber's letter to the Secretary of War, 1888
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HM NumberHM3F2
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Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261999 N 4355071
Decimal Degrees39.31233333, -77.76050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.74', W 77° 45.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 44.40" N, 77° 45' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 Murphy Rd, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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