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Harpers Ferry Civil War Campaign


1794

President George Washington received congressional approval to establish armories and arsenals throughout the nation

Other events that happened on or around 1794

Oct 16, 1859

John Brown attempted to seize federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around October 16, 1859

Apr 18, 1861

Several companies of the Virginia militia closed in on the Union soldiers defending Harpers Ferry Armory and Arsenal

Sep 14, 1862

Confederate artillery launched the opening barrage in the Battle of Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around September 14, 1862

Sep 15, 1862

Stonewall Jackson accepted the surrender of more than 12,500 federal troops at Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around September 15, 1862

1865

Visitor stated about Harpers Ferry, "all about the town are rubbish, filth, and stench."

Other events that happened on or around 1865


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