Mountains, Men, and Maneuvers

Mountains, Men, and Maneuvers (HM3F9)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.46', W 77° 45.776'

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Confederate Major General "Stonewall" Jackson could not see this view. His lower vantage on Schoolhouse Ridge, 1000 yards upriver, blocked his sight of this strategic position. Yet Jackson remembered this farm from his time as Confederate commander at Harpers Ferry during the first days of the war. He knew if he seized this ground he would threaten the rear of the Union army atop Bolivar Heights. Despite overwhelming odds, Jackson's men secured the Chambers (Murphy) Farm and the plateau on Loudoun Heights, overcoming rivers, cliffs, ravines, poor roads, and narrow shorelines. They forced the surrender of Harpers Ferry. With cannon now in close firing range from these surprise positions, Jackson was ready to launch his final attack on the Union forces.
HM NumberHM3F9
Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261773 N 4354559
Decimal Degrees39.30766667, -77.76293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.46', W 77° 45.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 27.60" N, 77° 45' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 569 Peregrine Ln, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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