First Major Action

First Major Action (HM3E9)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.886', W 77° 45.819'

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On Sept. 13, 1862 Stonewall Jackson's forces approaching from the west were shelled by 2 Union artillery guns under Col. Miles from this position. On Sept. 14, Gen. A.P. Hill outflanked these Union troops while Jackson swept past this location. Col. Miles surrendered over 11,000 men and valuable military stores on Sept. 15. He was killed by a stray shot.
HM NumberHM3E9
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261736 N 4355349
Decimal Degrees39.31476667, -77.76365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.886', W 77° 45.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 53.16" N, 77° 45' 49.14" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 343 Co Rte 340/17, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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