John Brown’s Last Stand

Harpers-Ferry
Harpers Ferry

From October 16-18, 1859 John Brown tried to take over the US arsenal at Harpers Ferry with a small contingent of men and start a slave revolt against the government. He was defeated by a detachment of US Marines led by Col. Robert E Lee. Ten were killed, seven escaped, and in December 1859, John Brown and members of his raiding party were hanged in Charles Town.
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