Fridays at the Front – “The Horrors of War”: Harper’s Ferry During the Civil War
July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Please Note: This tour has been postponed due to the continuing effects fo the coronavirus pandemic. The tour will now be held next year, on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Car caravan tour of Harper’s Ferry Civil War-era story, including sites related to John Brown’s 1859 Raid, Stonewall Jackson’s victory at the 1862 Battle of Harper’s Ferry, Jubal Early’s 1864 Maryland Campaign, and Storer College. Located at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley, Harper’s Ferry was a critical strategic location that was also – thanks to the heights that overlooked and dominated it – almost impossible to defend. Few towns were as ravaged by the conflict. As resident Joseph Barry remarked, “It may be said with truth that no spot in the United States experienced more of the horrors of war.”