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Battle of Harpers Ferry


The Battle of Harpers Ferry was fought September 12–15, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War. As Gen. Robert E. Lee's ...

The Battle of Harpers Ferry Summary & Facts | Civilwar.org


The Battle of Harpers Ferry page includes battle maps, history articles, historical facts, photos, recommended books, preservation news, web links, and more on ...

The Harpers Ferry 'Rising' That Hastened Civil War : NPR


Oct 22, 2011 ... On the evening of Oct. 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown led 21 men down the road to Harpers Ferry in what is today West Virginia. The plan ...

Harpers Ferry during the Civil War - Encyclopedia Virginia


Jan 28, 2009 ... Harpers Ferry during the Civil War. Contributed by Jonathan A. Noyalas. Harpers Ferry, in what is now West Virginia, lies at the confluence of ...

John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry - Oct 16, 1859 - HISTORY.com


On this day in History, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry on Oct 16, 1859. ... South nearly impossible and thus became an important impetus of the Civil War.

West Virginia Civil War Battle Harpers Ferry American Civil War


Harpers Ferry, Confederate artillery was placed on the heights overlooking the town, Union commander Col. Miles surrendered the garrison.

John Brown's Harpers Ferry - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of John Brown's Harpers Ferry, including videos, ... Northern and Southern states before the American Civil War (1861-65).

Battle of Harpers Ferry | HistoryNet


6/12/2006 • America's Civil War, Military History. Harpers Ferry, W.Va., that tranquil little town nestled at the base of a small mountain, at the point where the  ...

Raid On Harpers Ferry | HistoryNet


... about John Brown's Raid On Harpers Ferry, a one of the causes of the civil war ... Explore articles from the History Net archives about Raid On Harpers Ferry.

Books | Harpers Ferry Historical Association


Sep 1, 2016 ... The raid to free slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil War was led by abolitionist John Brown in Harpers Ferry. The first man wounded in ...

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Ten Facts about Harpers Ferry - Civil War Trust


Ten Facts about the role of the town of Harpers Ferry in the American Civil War.

1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ...


Union Colonel Dixon S. Miles found a war-ravaged wasteland when he took command at Harpers Ferry in the spring of 1862. The Harpers Ferry Armory, which ...

Harper's Ferry - The Civil War


You Found It! Extensive Battle of Harpers Ferry Resources for the Serious Student of the Civil War.