Spriggs Family Member From Harpers Ferry

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0044
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Spriggs Family Member From Harpers Ferry

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0045
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Spriggs Family Member

Date:
C. 1870s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0046
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Curtis Free Baptist Church Rally Notice

Date:
C. May 1905
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0048
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Gift Of Boys Class 1913

Date:
C. 1913
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0049
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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General Lafayette McLaws CSA (1821-1897)

Date:
C. 1860s

General Lafayette McLaws was stretched to the limit during the attack on Harpers Ferry. His primary objective was to capture Maryland Heights and use the high ground to deploy artillery for the bombardment of the Union troops below. But, after defeating the Northern forces on the Heights in a sharp engagement, McLaws also had to battle the force of gravity. A road had to be cut up the steep hillside before he could move his artillery from the valley floor to the mountaintop. McLaws sent four cannon to the crest, but it took 200 men to pull each piece up the slope. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0032
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Colonel Dixon Miles USA (1804-1862)

Date:
C. 1860s

Colonel Dixon S. Miles' 43-year military career ended in disgrace at Harpers Ferry on September 15, 1862. His professional life before the Civil War did not foreshadow such an unfortunate end. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1804, Miles began his military training at West Point at the age of 15. He devoted his life to the army and entered the Mexican War as a captain in 1846. He earned two promotions for bravery and was one of only 22 colonels in the U.S. Army when the Civil War began in 1861. At the first battle of Bull Run, however, Colonel Miles was accused of drunkenness. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0033
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park