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Destruction of Harpers Ferry Armory


On April 18, 1861, United States troops destroyed the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry shortly before the town was captured by Confederate troops.

Learn more:
"Our War Illustrations" (Destruction of Harpers Ferry Armory)
United States Senate Report on the Destruction of the Harpers Ferry Armory
Newspaper Articles on Destruction of Buildings and Property at Harper’s Ferry


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