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The importance of Harpers ferry is great. During the war between the states, Harpers ferry was the place where John Brown chose to hide. It was also the greatest surrender to the Confederates from the yanks. Harpers ferry was strategically placed at the conjunction of two rivers, had telegraph wires going through it, and had one of the east coast's frist successful rail-lines running through it. The Battle of Harpers ferry greatly affected the battle of Antietam also. Due to the fact that General Robert E. Lee had General Stonewall Jackson at Harpers Ferry, he was short on his troops. If Hill hadn't been at Harpers Ferry as well, the yanks would have been able to sneak around the flank of the Confederates and ultimately destroy them.