Well, I need to brush up a little on my Civil War History, but I believe that abolishonist John Brown raided the town just before the Civil War in 1860, when the town was still part of Virginia. (West Virginia didn't become a state until 1863). I'm not sure how much action the town saw during the war itself but one of the pictures I posted shows a bridge blown up sometime in 1862. The picture was allegedly taken under the supevision of renowned Civil War photograper Mathew Brady.Hceux said:And why did Harpers Ferry, WV, have an important role in the American History? Please educate this Canuck.