Category Archives: Battles: Maryland Heights

How about four Parrott rifles on Maryland Heights?

Well, it’s undoubtedly a good thing that the Civil War Trust wants to save Harper’s Ferry. Or, at least, thirteen acres of it. And it’s also a good thing that hikers are keeping the Maryland Heights 200 feet above the town as nice as … Continue reading

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Battles: Maryland Heights

Minutemen of Attala Private Mike Hubbert wrote in his diary on Sept. 12, 1862: “We went up [Elk Ridge] through Solomon’s Gap and advanced [south] in the line of battle some 4 or 5 miles down the top of the … Continue reading

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The Journey: On to Harpers Ferry

From Middletown, Maryland, Barksdale’s Mississippi Brigade and the rest of McLaws Division turned southwest, probably along what is now State Road 17. Quartermaster clerk William H. Hill described it as “very disagreeable marching” for 10 miles in a warm rain. … Continue reading

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