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John Brown's Battle

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Title:  

John Brown's Battle
Publisher/Studio:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

Content Description: 

On the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and an armed band of 21 men set out for Harpers Ferry from the Kennedy farmhouse in nearby Maryland. Their goal was to seize the United States government Armory and Arsenal and began freeing slaves. Thirty-six hours after the attack began, Brown and four of his associates were captured. Ten insurgents lay dead, and seven had escaped, although two of them were arrested later. In this depiction, local militia engage John Brown and his raiders on the grounds of the U.S. Armory.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0063

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