Union Skirmish Line

Union Skirmish Line (HM1BR)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.519', W 77° 45.985'

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Union troops on the crest and slope of Bolivar Heights to the East were attacked by Confederates lead by Gen. Jackson from School House Ridge to the West on 14 Sept. 1862. Private Paylor, Co. D., 111th NY, recalled this as "an awful fight." This action helped defeat 12,000 Union troops at Harpers Ferry. Their surrender on 15 Sept. was the largest of Federal forces until Bataan, the Philippines, WW II, 1942.

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HM NumberHM1BR
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDivision of West Virginia Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 6:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261533 N 4356528
Decimal Degrees39.32531667, -77.76641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.519', W 77° 45.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 31.14" N, 77° 45' 59.10" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1245 Co Rte 27, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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