Maryland Heights Fortifications, Part 2

Working from lowest to highest on the mountain, the first fortification (both chronologically and on the NPS trail of the heights) is the Naval Battery. This fortification was built in the spring-summer of 1862. It was named due to the use of IX-in Dahlgren guns shipped from the Washington Navy Yard. The battery plans (reproducedContinue reading “Maryland Heights Fortifications, Part 2”

Maryland Heights Fortifications

I just finished documenting and posting several markers on Maryland Heights, above Harpers Ferry. The visit was back in September – an indication of the fast pace of the author’s life recently. The markers are listed with this grouping: Maryland Heights Virtual Tour by Markers. A bit more useful to the traveler, here’s the markersContinue reading “Maryland Heights Fortifications”