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Markers in Harpers Ferry related to the 1862 Antietam Campaign.
 
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By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
Prize of War Marker
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — Prize of War
Harpers Ferry was much sought by North and South, 1861-1865. Its garrison of 12,000 Union troops was captured by an army of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson, Sept. 15, 1862, on way to join Lee at Antietam. The Catholic Church was used as Federal hospital. — Map (db m2935) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — Bolivar Methodist Church
This church built in early 1840s was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops for military purposes during Civil War. — Map (db m2943) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — No. 1 — Capture of Harpers FerryNo. 1
September 15, 1862 No. 1On September 10, 1862 General R. E. Lee Commanding the Army of Northern Virginia then at Frederick Md. set three columns in motion to capture Harper’s Ferry. Maj. Gen L. McLaws with his own Division and that of Maj. Gen. . . . — Map (db m2579) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — No. 2 — Capture of Harpers FerryNo. 2
September 15, 1862 No. 2 Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, with his own Division and those of Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill and R. S. Ewell, left Frederick on the morning of September 10 and passing through Middletown and Boonsboro crossed the Potomac at . . . — Map (db m2728) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — No. 3 — Capture of Harpers FerryNo. 3
September 15, 1862 No. 3 Col. Dixon S. Miles, Second U. S. Infantry, commanded the Union forces at Harpers Ferry. After Gen. White joined from Martinsburg, September 12 and Col. Ford from Maryland Heights on the 13th, Miles had about 14,200 . . . — Map (db m2914) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — No. 4 — Capture of Harpers FerryNo. 4
September 15, 1862 No. 4 In the afternoon of the 14th Jackson's Division advanced its left, seized commanding ground near the Potomac and established Artillery upon it. Hill's Division moved from Halltown obliquely to the right until it struck . . . — Map (db m2921) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — No. 5 — Capture of Harpers FerryNo. 5
September 15, 1862 No. 5 Capture of Harpers Ferry September 15, 1862 No. 5 At daylight, September 15, three Batteries of Jackson's Division delivered a severe fire against the right of the Bolivar Heights defense. Ewell's Batteries opened from . . . — Map (db m2922) HM

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