Harpers Ferry, 1861


Union soldiers camp at the site of what would be one of the war’s critical battles. In September 1862, the army of General Robert E. Lee captured the Union garrison at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.

Read more: Pictures from TIME’s ‘The Civil War: An Illustrated History’ - TIME http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2064128,00.html#ixzz2pubbWdJt

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