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

Infantry Positions

 
 
Infantry Positions Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
1. Infantry Positions Marker
Inscription. Infantry troops occupied positions along these fortifications. The low height of the earth embankment at this location permitted the defending troops easy passage to and from the abatis without exposure.
 
Location. 39° 18.781′ N, 77° 45.926′ 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. The Abatis (a few steps from this marker); Gun Position #6 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Area History (about 500 feet away); Sheridan Fortifications (about 500 feet away); First Major Action (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Becomes Battlefield (approx. mile away); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Struggle to the Heights (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Infantry Positions Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. Infantry Positions Marker
Looking west.
Earth Embankment image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
3. Earth Embankment
Looking south.
 
 
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