Harpers Ferry and the Potomac River in 1865

This is really stretching it to be included as a GoDC post, but seeing as Harpers Ferry is quite close, and is a reasonable day trip from D.C., we’re going to include this photo. Plus, it’s a terrific photo and we want to share it with everyone. It was taken in July of 1865.

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Harpers Ferry in July 1865
Harpers Ferry in July 1865

Source: U.S. National Archives

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • LawMom3

    Great photo.

  • LawMom3

    I like it when Ghosts of DC focuses on the surrounding area. It’s all part of the same history. Keep it up.

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