Tag Archives: Maryland Heights

Firing the 1861 Springfield

A Hungarian fellow who styles himself capandball on the Internet has a really thick accent but if you listen closely you can get the gist of his description of the 1861 Springfield percussion rifle-musket he’s firing here. The South imported … Continue reading

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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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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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