Ohio Memory has published a new post, “Doomed but Daring: John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry”
156 years ago on October 16, 1859, abolitionist and Ohio native John Brown raided Harpers Ferry in an attempt to start a major slave rebellion in the South. Brown led an army of 21 men, including three of his own sons, into Harpers Ferry, Virginia, with the intention of seizing arms and ammunition in the federal arsenal, arming and gathering slaves for his cause, and moving south along the Appalachian Mountains. […]
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Doomed but Daring: John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
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