Near Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The First Line of Defense: The Union Skirmish Line
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 19.371′ N, 77° 45.992′ W. Marker is near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Bakerton Road (County Route 27), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located along the Union Skirmish Line 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. 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); Fortifying Bolivar Heights ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate Perspective ( approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
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.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.