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Near Bolivar in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

First Major Action

 
 
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March 1, 2008
1. First Major Action Marker
Inscription.  On Sept. 13, 1862 Stonewall Jackson’s forces approaching from the west were shelled by 2 Union artillery guns under Col. Miles from this position. On Sept. 14, Gen. A.P. Hill outflanked these Union troops while Jackson swept past this location. Col. Miles surrendered over 11,000 men and valuable military stores on Sept. 15. He was killed by a stray shot.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 18.886′ N, 77° 45.819′ W. Marker is near Bolivar, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is located at the Harpers Ferry KOA Campground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 343 Campground Road, 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. Sheridan Fortifications (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Area History (about 400 feet away); The Abatis (about 800 feet away); Infantry Positions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gun Position #6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Civil War to Civil Rights / Battle of Harpers Ferry
First Major Action Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. First Major Action Marker
This marker is in front of the KOA's The National Civil War Re-enactors Museum.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Home Becomes Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); Protecting the Supply Lines (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on September 7, 2020. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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