Battle of Harpers Ferry Timeline (September 12th - 15th, 1862)


The Union garrison fell under the might of the Confederacy in this September 1862 engagement of the Civil War.

There are a total of (6) Battle of Harpers Ferry Timeline (September 12th - 15th, 1862) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
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COMMAND: Dixon S. Miles; Julius White
FORCES: Union Garrison
STRENGTH: 14,000
CASUALTIES: 12,636
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Confederate Victory
COMMAND: Thomas Jackson; A.P. Hill
FORCES: Army of Northern Virginia
STRENGTH: 23,000
CASUALTIES: 286








September 12, 1862

The Battle of Harpers Ferry begins. Generals Miles and White lead a Union force of 14,000 against some 26,000 Confederate attackers under the command of generals Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill.



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September 15, 1862

Harpers Ferry falls to Confederate forces under the command of General Jackson.



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September 15, 1862

The Battle of Harpers Ferry ends as a Confederate victory.



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September 15, 1862

A Confederate division under the command of General John Walker takes Loudoun Heights.



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September 15, 1862

General Dixon Miles quickly surrenders the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry.



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September 16, 1862

Having suffered a mortal wound at the Battle of Harpers Ferry, General Dixon Miles dies.



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