Near Millville in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Harpers Ferry
Here Jackson overcame the great obstacles, defeating the Union during a three-day battle and forcing the largest surrender of U.S. troops during the Civil War. His victory at Harpers Ferry enabled Lee to make his stand at nearby Antietam.
At first their missiles of death fell far short of our camp; but each succeeding shell came nearer and nearer, until the earth was plowed up at our feet and our tents torn to tatters.
Lieutenant James H. Clark, 115th New York Infantry
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 18.961′ N, 77° 46.773′ W. Marker is near Millville, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Bloomery Road (County Road 27), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the south section of the School House Ridge unit of the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. The marker is along a walking
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag Talk (a few steps from this marker); Fake Attack - September 14th (approx. 0.3 miles away); Destined for Antietam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allstadt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederates Converge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Assessing the Obstacle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Harpers Ferry / Jackson Arrives (approx. half a mile away); Setting the Trap / Jackson Arrives (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millville.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a three dimensional map showing the major actions of the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Areas under bombardment are indicated by yellow stars.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers along Schoolhouse Ridge related to the Civil War activity in Harpers Ferry.
Also see . . . 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on May 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.