Five Rounds into the Darkness

Five Rounds into the Darkness (HM4VA)

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

N 39° 19.596', W 77° 45.931'

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The 115th New York Regiment, young and inexperienced, formed a skirmish line here. When gunfire erupted on their left during the night, the men of the 115th must have felt the rush of adrenaline through their veins. Dander was headed in their direction. There was not time to think. For all they knew, a full-scale attack had begun and they were protected only by the darkness.

"Sharp musketry began on our extreme left, it came rapidly toward us and soon we to were blazing away. We fired five rounds into the darkness. When the firing ceased and no body seemed to know what was the matter it was said that the Reble Cavalry had attempted to pass between us and a Hill beyond. This was our second Sunday in the field and we easily reached the conclusion that there was no sabbath laid down in Army regulations."
Sergeant Nicholas J. DeGraff, Company D, 115th New York Regiment
HM NumberHM4VA
Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261615 N 4356668
Decimal Degrees39.32660000, -77.76551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.596', W 77° 45.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 35.76" N, 77° 45' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 874 Bakerton Rd, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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