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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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West Virginia

485 Fillmore St.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
Website: www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm

Harpers Ferry is the site of abolitionist John Brown's 1859 raid on the First Federal Arsenal. The now National Historic Park changed hands eight times during the war. It became the base of operations for Union invasions into the Shenandoah Valley and Stonewall Jackson achieved his most brilliant victory here in September 1862 when he captured 12,500 Union soldiers.