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

Infantry Positions

 
 
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March 1, 2008
1. Infantry Positions Marker
Inscription.  Infantry troops occupied positions along these fortifications. The low height of the earth embankment at this location permitted the defending troops easy passage to and from the abatis without exposure.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 18.781′ N, 77° 45.926′ 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. The Abatis (a few steps from this marker); Gun Position #6 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Area History (about 500 feet away); Sheridan Fortifications (about 500 feet away); First Major Action (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.
 
Infantry Positions Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. Infantry Positions Marker
Looking west.
Earth Embankment image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
3. Earth Embankment
Looking south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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