Fake Attack - September 14th

Fake Attack - September 14th (HM4WM)

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

N 39° 19.23', W 77° 46.665'

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"Stonewall" Jackson understood the principle of military deception. On the second evening of the battle, he used deception here. To lure the Union attention away from the south end of Bolivar Heights, Jackson faked an attack against the north end of the heights in front of you. Using darkness to disguise the deceit, the Stonewall Division marched forward from near this location, creating a commotion that successfully distracted the Federals from Jackson's real advance, one mile to the south. This fake maneuver ultimately helped Jackson position Confederates behind the main enemy line.
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HM NumberHM4WM
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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 Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260539 N 4356023
Decimal Degrees39.32050000, -77.77775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.23', W 77° 46.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 13.80" N, 77° 46' 39.90" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 Jenny Lind Dr, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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