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(S):
Dixon S. Miles; Julius White
ARMY FORCE(S):
Union Garrison
STRENGTH:
14,000 men
CASUALTIES*:
12,636 men (90.3%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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CONFEDERATE VICTORY
COMMAND(S):
Thomas Jackson; A.P. Hill
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of Northern Virginia
STRENGTH:
23,000 men
CASUALTIES*:
286 men (1.2%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
FORCE STRENGTH
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Grey Confederate soldier cap
CASUALTIES COMPARISON
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Day-by-Day Timeline of Events


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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