Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Skirmish Line
(Marker Sponsor): Harpers Ferry CWRT, American CWRT (UK)
Erected 2001 by Division of West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 39° 19.519′ N, 77° 45.985′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Bakerton Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the Bolivar Heights / Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Harpers Ferry / Jackson Arrives (within shouting distance of this marker); We Began Firing At Will: The 111th New York Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Rounds into the Darkness From Skirmish Line to Burial Ground (about 700 feet away); The Confederate Perspective (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Position Strong by Nature (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Line of Defense: The Union Skirmish Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Dangerous Position (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
Also see . . . 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry. National Parks Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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