The Abatis

The Abatis (HM3EO)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.791', W 77° 45.925'

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During the construction of this fort, many of the trees which were located directly in front of these embankments were felled forming an "abatis". This timber obstruction slowed the advance of the attacking forces so that snipers, infantry, and the artillery behind the fort could easily range in on the enemy.
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261578 N 4355178
Decimal Degrees39.31318333, -77.76541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.791', W 77° 45.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 47.46" N, 77° 45' 55.50" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 398 Taps Way, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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