Sheridan Dug In

Sheridan Dug In (HM3FC)

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

N 39° 18.472', W 77° 45.865'

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In August 1864 Harpers Ferry was again a Union stronghold. Union General Philip Sheridan and his men built this redoubt—the earthwork in front of you—as fortification against the Confederates. Sheridan's objective was to stop the Confederates from skirting undetected along the Shenandoah River (below you) into Harpers Ferry. They had done so on three previous campaigns—Maryland (1862), Gettysburg (1863), and Washington (1864). The ravine to your right separated the redoubt from the rest of Sheridan's earthworks, which included five other redoubts connected to a two-mile-long trench that stretched from the Shenandoah River to the Potomac River north of here. Each redoubt held as many as six cannon. This fort was never attacked.
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HM NumberHM3FC
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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 Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:30pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261646 N 4354585
Decimal Degrees39.30786667, -77.76441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.472', W 77° 45.865'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 28.32" N, 77° 45' 51.90" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 569 Peregrine Ln, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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