Locations of significance during the American Civil War. – Under construction. –
Two miles from Frederick. Location “where Jackson and D.H. Hill had already established their headquarters” and where “five leading generals of the Army of Northern Virginia pitched their tents in the same woods.” Source: Joseph L. Harsh, Take at the Flood, (Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1999), 105-106.
Site of encampment of Lee’s army during his invasion of Maryland, early September, 1862.
Bolivar Heights, near Harpers Ferry
Making better time than expected, A. P. Hill’s van reached the turnpike from Charlestown, turned north, and stopped just short of Halltown at eleven o’clock. Jackson could now see the enemy’s defenses on Bolivar Heights two miles to the front, but he decided not to develop his line until he had scouted the position and established contact with McLaws and Walker. Jones and Lawton were halted in the rear of Hill. 32 1
Bull Run, First Manassas
Charleston, South Carolina
Crampton’s Gap, South Mountain
Elk’s Ridge (Blue Ridge in Virginia?)
Hagan’s Gap, Maryland (in the Catocins)
- Overlook Harpers Ferry on the Maryland side
- 2000 ft. mountain
- Captured by McLaws forces on September 13, 1862
- A signal party place there
- Federal artillery was carried off or spiked leaving Confederates n need of hauling up guns
Where the Frederick spur line joined he main B’&’O line just west of the river.
Pleasant Valley, Maryland
Point of Rocks
Port Royal, South Carolina
Sandy Hook, village near Harpers Ferry at the base of the mountain
Secessionville, South Carolina
Near Buckeystown, site of encampments of Lee’s army as it invaded Maryland in September, 1862.