Near Bolivar in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
The First Line of Defense: The Union Skirmish Line
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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 month for this entry is September 1861.
Location. 39° 19.371′ N, 77° 45.992′ W. Marker is near Bolivar, West Virginia, in Jefferson CountyTouch 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. A Position Strong by Nature (a few steps from this marker); A Dangerous Position (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); We Began Firing At Will: The 111th New York Regiment (about 700 feet away); Union Skirmish Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Harpers Ferry / Jackson Arrives (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Skirmish Line to Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); School House Ridge, Harpers Ferry, W.V. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fortifying Bolivar Heights (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a photograph of cannons in the sunset.
Also see . . . 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on February 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,579 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.