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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BU_jefferson-county-state-of-maryland_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
(East Facing Side): Jefferson CountyFormed in 1801 from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Generals Gates, Drake, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington's men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as the seat of the Na…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BR_union-skirmish-line_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
Union troops on the crest and slope of Bolivar Heights to the East were attacked by Confederates lead by Gen. Jackson from School House Ridge to the West on 14 Sept. 1862. Private Paylor, Co. D., 111th NY, recalled this as "an awful fight." This a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BN_harpers-ferry-john-browns-fort_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
(West Facing Side): Harpers FerryNamed for Robert Harper, who settled here in 1747 and operated ferry. Site purchased for Federal arsenal and armory in 1796. John Hall first used interchangeable gun parts here. Travel route thru Blue Ridge gap, an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BK_the-niagara-movement_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
Here, on August 15-19, 1906, on the Storer College campus, the Niagara Movement held their first open and public meeting on American soil. Organized by W.E.B. Du Bois and others a year earlier in Erie Beach, Ontario, Canada, the Niagara Movement b…
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The Harpers Ferry Town Bandstand or Gazebo was originally one of the structures on Island Park. This amusement park was created and operated by the B&O Railroad from 1879 to 1909 on Byrne Island in the Potomac River just below the Hilltop House. I…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BI_prize-of-war_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
Harpers Ferry was much sought by North and South, 1861-1865. Its garrison of 12,000 Union troops was captured by an army of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson, Sept. 15, 1862, on way to join Lee at Antietam. The Catholic Church was used as Federal hospital.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMR3_lewis-and-clark_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
Meriwether Lewis arrived March 16, 1803. Oversaw building of collapsible iron framed, skin-clad boat and acquired supplies, tomahawks, and rifles. Left for Pennsylvania on April 18; returned July 7 to gather materials and left next day for Pittsbu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMM8_the-moler-family_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
The Moler Family of Jefferson County, West Virginia. In this cemetery are buried George Adam Moler (1714-1783) and his wife Eve. George Adam Moler came to American on Aug. 29, 1730 with his father Ludwig Mohler, settling first in Lancaster, Pen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLV_jefferson-county-state-of-virginia_Harpers-Ferry-WV.html
(East Facing Side): Jefferson CountyFormed in 1801 from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Generals Gates, Drake, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington's men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as a seat of the Nati…
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