Near Bolivar in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Home Becomes Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
I am now very poor and am eighty years old.
I am the son of a Revolutionary soldier…
and I think I have a very good record.
Excerpt from Edmund H. Chamber’s letter to the Secretary of War, 1888
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 39° 18.74′ N, 77° 45.63′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Civil War to Civil Rights / Battle of Harpers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Struggle to the Heights (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (about 600 feet away); First Major Action (approx. ¼ mile away); Gun Position #6 (approx. ¼ mile away); Infantry Positions (approx. ¼ mile away); The Abatis (approx. ¼ mile away); Area History (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
More about this marker. The marker features a painting captioned, "Harpers Ferry painting attributed to Edmund Chambers's daughter Jenny, 1891."
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,223 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on March 22, 2018, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 2, 2008. 5. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.