Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

On Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, visitors are invited to witness the power of the artillery that defended the Union garrison during the Siege of 1862. The park’s Living History staff will present artillery demonstrations at 1, 2, and 3 p.m., on the battle which led to General Stonewall Jackson’s capture of 12,500 Federal soldiers.  A military camp will be open for visitation on the Bolivar Heights Battlefield from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Shuttles from the Visitor Center to the Bolivar Heights Battlefield will be provided.