Battle of Harpers Ferry

Battle of Harpers Ferry (HM4Y6)

Location: Millville, WV 25432 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 18.961', W 77° 46.773'

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Invasion rocked the United States during the second year of the American Civil War. In September 1862 Confederate General Robert E. Lee launched his army into Maryland - the North. Lee's first target became Harpers Ferry. He ordered "Stonewall" Jackson to make the attack.

Here Jackson overcame the great obstacles, defeating the Union during a three-day battle and forcing the largest surrender of U.S. troops during the Civil War. His victory at Harpers Ferry enabled Lee to make his stand at nearby Antietam.

At first their missiles of death fell far short of our camp; but each succeeding shell came nearer and nearer, until the earth was plowed up at our feet and our tents torn to tatters.
Lieutenant James H. Clark, 115th New York Infantry
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HM NumberHM4Y6
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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 Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:06pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260369 N 4355530
Decimal Degrees39.31601667, -77.77955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.961', W 77° 46.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 57.66" N, 77° 46' 46.38" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10194 US-340, Millville WV 25432, US
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