A turning point in history

Trapped on the steep banks of the tranquil Potomac River, just about a mile or so east of Shepherdstown, in mid-September 1862, a flank of navy-coated Union soldiers lept to their deaths in an effort to escape artillery fire from approaching Confederate Rebels.

This was part of the Battle of Boteler’s Ford, considered by historians a milestone in the Civil War … and U.S. history.

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