Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Home Becomes Battleﬁeld
I am now very poor and am eighty years old.
I am the son of a Revolutionary soldier…
and I think I have a very good record.
Excerpt from Edmund H. Chamber’s letter to the Secretary of War, 1888
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 18.74′ N, 77° 45.63′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Shoreline Drive. Touch for map. Located on the Murphy Farm trail in the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Struggle to the Heights (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (about 600 feet away); First Major Action (approx. ¼ mile away); Gun Position #6 (approx. ¼ mile away); Infantry Positions (approx. ¼ mile away); The Abatis (approx. ¼ mile away); Area History (approx. ¼ mile away); Sheridan Fortifications (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. The marker features a painting captioned, "Harpers Ferry painting attributed to Edmund Chambers's daughter Jenny, 1891."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on March 22, 2018, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 2, 2008. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.