Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mountains, Men, and Maneuvers
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 18.46′ N, 77° 45.776′ 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. At least 8 other markers are The Murphy Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Moving Symbol (about 400 feet away); Pilgrimage (about 400 feet away); Holy Ground (about 400 feet away); Sheridan Dug In (about 400 feet away); The Fate of Harpers Ferry was sealed. (approx. ¼ mile away); Struggle to the Heights (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gun Position #6 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. The marker narrates two troop movements - "Crutchfield's soldiers worked feverishly through the night following a road up the mountainside and dragging 10 cannon into position on Loudoun Height's" and "Hill's troops moved down the Shenandoah River and struggled with their 20 cannon until they reached the high ground of Chambers (Murphy) Farm."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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