Harper's Ferry, As Evacuated by the Confederate Troops

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Harper's Ferry, As Evacuated by the Confederate Troops

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Title:  

Harper's Ferry, As Evacuated by the Confederate Troops
Date:
July 6, 1861
Publisher/Studio:
Harper's Weekly

Content Description: 

This reproduction of a print in Harper's Weekly shows a view of the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers to the east of Harper's Ferry. Soldiers mull about; a lone cannon sits in the foreground. Confederates moved the arms stored at the Harpers Ferry arsenal to a more secure location in the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1861. The Confederate and Union armies would meet near the city for the Battle of Harpers Ferry on September 12-15, 1862.

Physical Description: 

H: 8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0006

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