“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Area History

Area History Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
1. Area History Marker
Inscription. On April 18, 1861 Confederate volunteers occupied these heights. The threat prompted Lt. Roger Jones, in command at Harpers Ferry, to set fire to the armory and arsenal buildings destroying thousands of muskets needed by the Confederacy.
Location. 39° 18.858′ N, 77° 45.894′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Campground Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in 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 (a few steps from this marker); First Major Action (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Abatis (about 400 feet away); Infantry Positions (about 500 feet away); Gun Position #6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Becomes Battlefield (approx. mile away); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Protecting the Supply Lines (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
Also see . . .  Harpers Ferry Armory & Arsenal. (Submitted on March 1, 2008.)
Categories. War, US Civil
Area History Marker image. Click for full size.
March 1, 2008
2. Area History Marker
Looking west.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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