Near Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Position Strong by Nature
"In the afternoon, General Hill was ordered to move along the left bank of the Shenandoah, turn the enemy's left, and enter Harper's Ferry....General J.R. Jones was directed to make a demonstration against the enemy's right."
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 19.375′ N, 77° 45.988′ W. Marker is near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Line of Defense: The Union Skirmish Line (a few steps from this marker); A Dangerous Position (about 400 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); From Skirmish Line to Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Harpers Ferry / Jackson Arrives (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate Perspective (approx. ¼ mile away); Fortifying Bolivar Heights (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. On the lower left are portraits of Col. Dixon Miles and Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson. On the right is a map detailing the Confederate positions surrounding Harpers Ferry, and those of the Federal defenders.
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 1,334 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.