Large Arsenal

Large Arsenal (HMC9J)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.368', W 77° 43.779'

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Serious problems plagued the weapons stored in this two-story structure built in 1799.

Floods and high humidity posed constant threats. Sparks from wood-burning locomotives presented a fire hazard. Inadequate storage space caused overcrowding and improper maintenance.

United States troops burned the structure in 1861 during the Civil War to prevent its seizure by Virginia forces, but later reroofed it and used it as a bakery to produce soft bread for Union troops operating in the Shenandoah Valley.
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HM NumberHMC9J
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264694 N 4356152
Decimal Degrees39.32280000, -77.72965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.368', W 77° 43.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.08" N, 77° 43' 46.74" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 814 Shenandoah St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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