Sledge Hammer Used By Marines

Marines stormed the enginehouse with sledge hammers in an attempt to break down the doors. According to one marine, the sledge hammers made "very little impression" on the thick oak doors. Eventually, the marines used a ladder as a battering ram to gain entry.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0087
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry Armory Gate

This is a segment off the entrace gate to the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry. When John Brown and his men entered the grounds of the armory, they began an armed insurrection against the government of the United States. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0083
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

John Brown's Engine House Battle

Publisher/Studio:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0065
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Marines Storming John Brown's Fort

Publisher/Studio:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0064
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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John Brown's Fort

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0032
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Harpers Ferry Engine House

Date:
1865
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0031
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Harpers Ferry Crossing

Date:
c. 1803-1806
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0026
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Virginius Island

Date:
1857
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0025
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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