Stonewall Jackson Captures Harpers Ferry

September 15, 1862

As the main body of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia moved north toward Sharpsburg, Maryland and an eventual showdown with George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Antietam, Stonewall Jackson's Corps captured Harpers Ferry and 12,000 Union soldiers on September 15, 1862.

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