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John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry


John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a United States arsenal ...

John Brown's Harpers Ferry Raid - Civil War Trust


John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry October 16-18, 1859. On the evening of October 16, 1859 John Brown, a staunch abolitionist, and a group of his supporters ...

John Brown's Harpers Ferry - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of John Brown's Harpers Ferry, including videos, ... Brown was captured during the raid and later convicted of treason and ...

Raid On Harpers Ferry | HistoryNet


Raid On Harpers Ferry summary: The Harpers Ferry raid conducted by fanatical ... When he discussed his plans for a raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry with ...

John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid


John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. On October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown and several followers seized the United States Armory and Arsenal at ...

John Brown's Raid [ushistory.org]


On October 16, 1859, John Brown led a small army of 18 men into the small town of Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His plan was to instigate a major slave rebellion in ...

The Raid on Harpers Ferry | Smithsonian


The Raid on Harpers Ferry. In one fateful night, John Brown brought the country closer to Civil War (4:06). Produced by: Meredith Bragg. 3 0 0 2 0 0 5. 3 0 2 0 0 5  ...

Col. Robert E. Lee's Report Concerning the Attack at Harper's Ferry


Col. Robert E. Lee's Report Concerning the Attack at Harper's Ferry October 19, 1859. Colonel Lee to the Adjutant General Headquarters Harpers Ferry. Colonel  ...

Robert E. Lee's Report Concerning the Attack at Harper's Ferry


HEADQUARTERS HARPER'S FERRY. COLONEL: I have the honor to report, for the information of the Secretary of War, that on arriving here on the night of the ...

Harpers Ferry Raid | United States history | Britannica.com


Jun 1, 2015 ... Harpers Ferry Raid, (Oct. 16–18, 1859), assault by an armed band of abolitionists led by John Brown on the federal armoury located at Harpers ...

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John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry - Oct 16, 1859 - HISTORY.com


On this day in History, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry on Oct 16, 1859. Learn more about what happened today on History.

The raid on Harpers Ferry - PBS


Harpers Ferry Headline, John Brown's plan seemed fairly straightforward: he and his men would establish a base in the Blue Ridge Mountains from which they ...

John Brown's Raid, 1859 - EyeWitness to History


Their immediate objective was the capture of the cache of weapons stored at the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Brown's ultimate goal was to destroy the slave ...