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Markers along Schoolhouse Ridge related to the Civil War activity in Harpers Ferry.
 
The Confederates Converge Wayside image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, April 5, 2008
The Confederates Converge Wayside
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — Confederates Converge
Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North hinged on eliminating the Harpers Ferry garrison. To do so Lee devised Special Orders 191. He divided his force of 40,000 into four parts. Three columns marched from near Frederick, . . . — Map (db m7839) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — Assessing the Obstacle
Never had "Stonewall" Jackson faced a stronger enemy position. Arriving here on Schoolhouse Ridge on the first day of the battle, Jackson scanned Bolivar Heights (the lower ridge in front of you) and saw a dangerous enemy - 7,000 Union infantry and . . . — Map (db m7843) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — Destined for Antietam
Text of the marker is arranged to illustrate the movements of the Confederate Army during the Antietam Campaign of 1862: September 10, 1862 from Frederick, Maryland Confederate commander Lee sends part of his army to capture Harpers . . . — Map (db m7865) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — Fake Attack - September 14th
"Stonewall" Jackson understood the principle of military deception. On the second evening of the battle, he used deception here. To lure the Union attention away from the south end of Bolivar Heights, Jackson faked an attack against the north end of . . . — Map (db m7866) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Millville — Battle of Harpers Ferry
Invasion rocked the United States during the second year of the American Civil War. In September 1862 Confederate General Robert E. Lee launched his army into Maryland - the North. Lee's first target became Harpers Ferry. He ordered "Stonewall" . . . — Map (db m7924) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Millville — Flag Talk
Accurate communication was crucial to winning the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Rivers, mountains, and miles of distance separated Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson from his mountaintop commanders. With telegraph messaging impossible and courier . . . — Map (db m7925) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Millville — Setting the Trap / Jackson Arrives
(Upper Panel): Setting the Trap Confederate Major General "Stonewall" Jackson faced three enemies - the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry, its formidable position on Bolivar Heights, and time. On the second day of the battle, although . . . — Map (db m7926) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Millville — Battle of Harpers Ferry / Jackson Arrives
(Upper Panel): Battle of Harpers Ferry Invasion rocked the United States during the second year of the American Civil War. In September 1862 Confederate General Robert E. Lee launched his army into Maryland - the North. Lee's first target . . . — Map (db m7927) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Millville — Setting the Trap
Confederate Major General "Stonewall" Jackson faced three enemies - the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry, its formidable position on Bolivar Heights, and time. On the second day of the battle, although pummeled by a Confederate bombardment, the . . . — Map (db m7929) HM

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