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St. Peter's Catholic Church towers above the town of Harpers Ferry at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, February 23, 2014.

St. Peter's Catholic Church towers above the town of Harpers Ferry at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, February 23, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was a pivotal Civil War location. It was there that abolitionist John Brown was captured, and during the conflict the town at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers exchanged hands between the North and South eight times.

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