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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Major Action

 
 
First Major Action Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
1. First Major Action Marker
Inscription. On Sept. 13, 1862 Stonewall Jackson’s forces approaching from the west were shelled by 2 Union artillery guns under Col. Miles from this position. On Sept. 14, Gen. A.P. Hill outflanked these Union troops while Jackson swept past this location. Col. Miles surrendered over 11,000 men and valuable military stores on Sept. 15. He was killed by a stray shot.
 
Location. 39° 18.886′ N, 77° 45.819′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Harpers Ferry KOA Campground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 343 Campground Road, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sheridan Fortifications (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Area History (about 400 feet away); The Abatis (about 800 feet away); Infantry Positions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gun Position #6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Becomes Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); Protecting the Supply Lines (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Major Action Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. First Major Action Marker
This marker is in front of the KOA's The National Civil War Re-enactors Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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