Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Harper's Ferry” in chapter 37 of Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A.:
... consequence, but merely furnished a refuge for deserters, stragglers and fugitives from the battlefields.
From Front Royal, the Shenandoah River runs along the western base of the Blue Ridge to Harper's Ferry , where it unites with the Potomac, which here bursts through the mountains.
The mountain, in extension of the Blue Ridge from this point through Maryland and Pennsylvania, is called South Mountain....
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