Harper's Ferry, WV
September 12-15, 1862
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Harpers Ferry Visitor Center (visitor center), West Virginia, United States
Maryland Campaign [September
Col. Dixon S. Miles
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson
Learning that the garrison at Harpers Ferry had
not retreated after his incursion into Maryland, Lee
decided to surround the force and capture it.
He divided his army into four columns, three of
which converged upon and invested Harpers Ferry.
On September 15, after Confederate artillery was
placed on the heights overlooking the town, Union commander
Col. Miles surrendered the garrison of more
mortally wounded by a last salvo fired from a battery on Loudoun Heights.
took possession of Harpers Ferry, then led most of his soldiers to join with Lee
After paroling the prisoners at Harpers Ferry,
A. P. Hill’s division arrived in time to
save Lee’s army from near-defeat at
1 National Park
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3 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.