“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Bolivar in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Sheridan Fortifications

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March 1, 2008
1. Sheridan Fortifications Marker
Inscription.  In August 1864, Gen. U.S. Grant ordered Gen. Phillip Sheridan to construct earth fortifications on Bolivar Heights. These forts faced northwest to protect against Confederate movements down the Shenandoah Valley to Harpers Ferry. This Sheridan trench is 300 yds. long with the south end protected by a hook embankment. Artillery positions were erected within the fortifications. This was the location of gun #5.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 39° 18.865′ N, 77° 45.893′ W. Marker is near Bolivar, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Campground Road. Marker is located in 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. Area History (a few steps from this marker); First Major Action (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Abatis (about
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500 feet away); Infantry Positions (about 500 feet away); Gun Position #6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Civil War to Civil Rights / Battle of Harpers Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); Home Becomes Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
Sheridan Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. Sheridan Fortifications Marker
Sheridan Trench image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
3. Sheridan Trench
Looking south.
Hook Embankment image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
4. Hook Embankment
At the southern end.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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