Schaghticoke at Harper’s Ferry – By Chris Kelley

For the last couple of weeks, I have written about our recent visit to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The National Park Service has preserved many buildings there and does a find job telling the story of what was once a thriving industrial community at the gorgeous confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. We really went to try to understand why a Union Army of 12,000 was surrendered to Stonewall Jackson and the Confederates on September 15, 1862 at Harpers Ferry, including our local boys, Company K of the 125th NY Infantry.

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