General John G. Walker CSA (1822-1893)

Date:
C. 1860s

From his position high atop Loudoun Heights on September 14, 1862, Confederate General John G. Walker heard the sound of battle on nearby South Mountain. Convinced that the Northern army was coming to liberate the Union soldiers trapped in Harpers Ferry, Walker recognized the need to begin and end the battle for the town before the enemy reinforcements arrived. However, two miles west on School House Ridge, "Stonewall" Jackson was carefully planning the artillery bombardment of the Northerners trapped in Harpers Ferry. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0031
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park