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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Camp Hill during the Civil War

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

 
 
Camp Hill during the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 1998
1. Camp Hill during the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  Company A, 22nd New York State Militia, photographed near here during the summer of 1862. Note the house with a cannon in front of it behind the soldiers. It is still here today.

In May of 1862, during Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign, Union soldiers constructed a line of defenses parallel to the top of the ridge to protect Harpers Ferry from attack from the west. Throughout the rest of the Civil War, hundreds of Federal soldiers encamped on this slope, protected by the earthworks stretching across the crest of Camp Hill.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 39° 19.454′ N, 77° 44.449′ W. Marker was in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Fillmore Street and Storer College Place, on the right when traveling east. This marker is on the grounds of the Stephen T. Mather Training
Harpers Ferry National Park-is the story of image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 1998
2. Harpers Ferry National Park-is the story of
Center, formerly the grounds of Storer College. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 51 Mather Place, 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 location. A Land Divided (a few steps from this marker); The Niagara Movement at Storer College (a few steps from this marker); That was the happiest time of my life. (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundations of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Church and School (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Storer College Veterans Memorial Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Niagara Movement (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
More about this marker. Assuming it has been permanently removed as all the other markers on the property all appear new.
 
Also see . . .  Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 4, 2016.) 
 
Camp Hill During the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2020
3. Camp Hill During the Civil War Marker
Photo is of location where marker once stood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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