Camp Hill during the Civil War Historical

Camp Hill during the Civil War Historical (HM1THG)

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

N 39° 19.454', W 77° 44.449'

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Company A, 22nd New York State Militia, photographed near here during the summer of 1862. Note the house with a cannon in front of it behind the soldiers. It is still here today.

In May of 1862, during Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, Union soldiers constructed a line of defenses parallel to the top of the ridge to protect Harpers Ferry from attack from the west. Throughout the rest of the Civil War, hundreds of Federal soldiers encamped on this slope, protected by the earthworks stretching across the crest of Camp Hill.
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HM NumberHM1THG
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Placed ByNational Park Service, US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263736 N 4356340
Decimal Degrees39.32423333, -77.74081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.454', W 77° 44.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 27.24" N, 77° 44' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51 Mather Pl, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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