Rats in a Cage

Rats in a Cage (HM325)

Location: Bolivar, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.394', W 77° 45.662'

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The Union army refused to give up. Frustrated by the Federals' stronghold on Bolivar Heights, "Stonewall" Jackson ordered cannons to the mountain tops and nearby plateaus. Pounded by a day and a morning of Confederate bombardment, Union soldiers felt the strain, "A general feeling of depression observable in all the men...All seem to think that we will have to surrender or be cut to pieces," wrote Union Private Louis B. Hull.

We are as helpless as rats in a cage.
Captain Edward Ripley, 9th Vermont
HM NumberHM325
Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261990 N 4356282
Decimal Degrees39.32323333, -77.76103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.394', W 77° 45.662'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 23.64" N, 77° 45' 39.72" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 438-454 Whitman Ave, Bolivar WV 25425, US
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