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Many towns in West Virginia, if not all, still retain a piece of their history; those special structures that have stood strong into the newest century, their edifices a monument to a past long gone.
But Harpers Ferry has retained more than a In 1751, Robert Harper bought 126 acres of land from Lord Fairfax, and with the land purchase came a well established ferry that carried people across the Potomac River into Maryland.
In September of 1862, the town became a battleground.
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This entry was posted in A bit of Civil War History: John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry and tagged conservative blognetwork, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, Robert E Lee fought on both sides, Union General Ulysses.
However, this sanctuary from the fire storm did not last long, when in the late afternoon US Marines under Colonel Robert E. While it was the most significant surrender to take place during the Civil War, Gen. Lee, the Confederacy’s most respected commander, surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Union Gen. The Grant-Lee agreement served not only as a signal that the South had lost the war but also as a model for the rest of the surrenders that followed.
Lee arrived and stormed the engine house, killing many of the raiders and capturing Brown. After Richmond fell and Davis fled, Confederate commanders were on their own to surrender their commands to Union forces.