Sheridan Fortifications

Sheridan Fortifications (HM3EF)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.865', W 77° 45.893'

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In August 1864, Gen. U.S. Grant ordered Gen. Phillip Sheridan to construct earth fortifications on Bolivar Heights. These forts faced northwest to protect against Confederate movements down the Shenandoah Valley to Harpers Ferry. This Sheridan trench is 300 yds. long with the south end protected by a hook embankment. Artillery positions were erected within the fortifications. This was the location of gun #5.
HM NumberHM3EF
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261628 N 4355314
Decimal Degrees39.31441667, -77.76488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.865', W 77° 45.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 51.90" N, 77° 45' 53.58" 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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