Colonel Jesse Segoine

Date:
C. 1860s

Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. on September 14, fighting broke out along the Union skirmish line on the western slope of Bolivar Heights. Colonel Jesse Segoine's 111th New York held the center of the line. During this final infantry engagement Segoine came to the aid of Private James O'Hara and loaded a rifle for the disabled infantryman who had no right thumb.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0023
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

General Julius White

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0022
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Diary Entry

Date:
C. 1862
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0026
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Shot Case

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0027
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Artillery Canister Round Ball

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0028
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Artillery Canister Shell

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0029
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Union General-in-Chief Henry Halleck

Date:
C. 1860s

Union General-in-Chief Henry Halleck quickly identified the need to check the September 1862 Confederate advance into Maryland. He remarked, "There is every probability that the enemy, baffled in his intended capture of Washington, will cross the Potomac, and make a raid into Maryland or Pennsylvania. A moveable army must be immediately organized to meet him again in the field."

Location:
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0030
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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

Storer College Students

Date:
C. 1880s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0013
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Slave Purchasing Notice

Date:
C. 1835
Publisher/Studio:
Charlestown, West Virginia: Free Press Office
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0014
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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