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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sheridan Fortifications

 
 
Sheridan Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Sheridan Fortifications Marker
Inscription. In August 1864, Gen. U.S. Grant ordered Gen. Phillip Sheridan to construct earth fortifications on Bolivar Heights. These forts faced northwest to protect against Confederate movements down the Shenandoah Valley to Harpers Ferry. This Sheridan trench is 300 yds. long with the south end protected by a hook embankment. Artillery positions were erected within the fortifications. This was the location of gun #5.
 
Location. 39° 18.865′ N, 77° 45.893′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Campground Road. Click for map. Marker is located in the Harpers Ferry KOA Campground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 343 Campground Road, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Area History (a few steps from this marker); First Major Action (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Abatis (about 500 feet away); Infantry Positions (about 500 feet away); Gun Position #6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Becomes Battlefield (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Protecting the Supply Lines (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sheridan Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. Sheridan Fortifications Marker
Sheridan Trench image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
3. Sheridan Trench
Looking south.
Hook Embankment image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
4. Hook Embankment
At the southern end.
 
 
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