Thursday, March 15, 2012

Harper's Ferry

Saturday, March 15, 1862

The regiment made several moves in the Harper's Ferry area between March 11 and 15. After their arrival at Point of Rocks on Tuesday, March 11, the regiment boarded canal boats on Wednesday for Harper's Ferry. The regiment marched eight miles to Charlestown, Virginia, marching past the prison where John Brown had been a prisoner. The regiment continued to march to its old position near Poolesville, eventually returning to Bolivar Heights overlooking Harper's Ferry on Saturday.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 78.

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