Arsenal Square

Arsenal Square (HM8DK)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.372', W 77° 43.803'

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Two brick arsenal buildings, which once housed about 100,000 weapons produced at the Harpers Ferry Armory, occupied these grounds.

Capture of the firearms was the objective of John Brown's 1859 raid.

Eighteen months after Brown's attack, the Civil War erupted. When Virginia militia advanced on the town on April 18, 1861, an outnumbered Federal garrison burned the arsenal and evacuated the town. The buildings and nearly 15,000 guns were destroyed.
HM NumberHM8DK
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264660 N 4356160
Decimal Degrees39.32286667, -77.73005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.372', W 77° 43.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.32" N, 77° 43' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 814 Shenandoah St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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