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Harpers Ferry, Capture of

Battle Name : Harpers Ferry, Capture of

Date(s) : 14 September 1862 - 15 September 1862

Part of : American Civil War , Eastern Theatre, 1862 , The Antietam Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for American Confederate Forces over American Union Forces

Type of battle : Land


After a carefully prepared artillery barrage and the arrival of Stonewall Jackson Corps, the entire Union garrison surrendered, apart from 2 regiments of cavalry which escaped under cover of darkness. The capture of the weapons and stores greatly helped the Confederates.


The town of Harpers Ferry. An important railroad junctino at the confluence of the Shendoah and Potomac rivers, Virginia, USA. (USA)

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