Near Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fake Attack - September 14th
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 19.23′ N, 77° 46.665′ 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 south. Touch for map. Located in the north section of the School House Ridge unit of the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. The marker is along a walking trail just north of the William L. Wilson Freeway (US 340). The trail is best reached from the parking area on Bakerton Road (CR 27). Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Destined for Antietam (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederates Converge (about 400 feet away); Assessing the Obstacle (about 700 feet away); Flag Talk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Harpers Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allstadt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Dangerous Position (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Line of Defense: The Union Skirmish Line (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a depiction of the Confederate infantry involved in the fake attack.
Also see . . . 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on May 22, 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 May 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.