“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)

Gun Position #6

Gun Position #6 Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
1. Gun Position #6 Marker
Inscription.  This gun protected the south end of the fort and was positioned to fire on flank movements. An outside picket trench, which can be seen ahead of the main embankment, protected the artillery crew.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 18.726′ N, 77° 45.905′ 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. Infantry Positions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Abatis (about 400 feet away); Area History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheridan Fortifications (approx. 0.2 miles 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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
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Gun Position #6 Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. Gun Position #6 Marker
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 1,258 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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