Schoolhouse Ridge Ruins
I had visited the small parking lot on the edge of the Schoolhouse Ridge south battlefield that is part of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The stone schoolhouse, visible on the ridge from the parking lot, was used by Confederate troops as a rallying point. The schoolhouse was eventually destroyed by Union artillery. One day a couple of weeks ago, the weather had turned moderate and the sun was poking through so I decided to take the hike up the hill to see what was there up close.