Assessing the Obstacle

Assessing the Obstacle (HM4W3)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.335', W 77° 46.71'

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Never had "Stonewall" Jackson faced a stronger enemy position. Arriving here on Schoolhouse Ridge on the first day of the battle, Jackson scanned Bolivar Heights (the lower ridge in front of you) and saw a dangerous enemy - 7,000 Union infantry and dozens of cannon stretched across the ridge, ready for battle. He realized a frontal assault would be deadly.

After securing Schoolhouse Ridge with his artillery and 14,000 infantry, Jackson labored to open communications with his officers on Maryland and Loudoun heights. Meanwhile, he devised a plan of deception and surprise.
HM NumberHM4W3
Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260481 N 4356219
Decimal Degrees39.32225000, -77.77850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.335', W 77° 46.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 20.10" N, 77° 46' 42.60" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Jenny Lind Dr, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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