From Skirmish Line to Burial Ground

From Skirmish Line to Burial Ground (HM32C)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.474', W 77° 45.846'

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Some of the Union infantrymen who defended this ground on the night of September 14th returned the next day. Even though the Confederate strategy had won the battle for Harpers Ferry, and these Union soldiers were part of the largest surrender of United States troops in American history, these particular soldiers had unfinished business here.

"Went to the foot of the hill to bury Disbrow, was shot in the head the knight before. Sad time. We buried him with overcoat and blanket wrapped around him."
Private John Paylor, Company D
111th New York Regiment

"Horace Acker of Meridian had been killed. Poor boy, he was such an impulsive nature. It was impossible to tell whether he was killed by friend or foe as he was found dead in front of our line."
Private Newman Eldred, Company H, 111th New York Regiment.

I found 4 men killed and 1 very seriously wounded; he died. That made 5 killed. I do not know how many were wounded, 9 or 10, mostly slightly wounded. One man was wounded in the breast, and another had a little finger shot off - some little things of that kind. I could not tell how many of the rebels were killed, or whether any of them were. When they came into our camp [after the surrender] they told us we had killed 20 of them and wounded a number more."
Colonel Jesse Segoine, 111th New York Regiment.
HM NumberHM32C
Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 6:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261730 N 4356438
Decimal Degrees39.32456667, -77.76410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.474', W 77° 45.846'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 28.44" N, 77° 45' 50.76" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 874 Bakerton Rd, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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