An actor dressed as a confederate soldier walks through historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA.
An actor dressed as a confederate soldier walks through historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA. The Confederate States of America existed briefly from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War (or War Between the States). Members of all the Confederate States military forces, including the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps were often refered to as "Confederates", and members of the CS Army were referred to as "Confederate soldiers". Supplementing the CS Army were the various state militias. Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, one of the few towns directly traversed by the Appalachian Trail. The town contains both Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the populated Harpers Ferry Historic District (higher above the flood plain), at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where the US states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. Historically, Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859 and its role in the American Civil War.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download