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"home Rule" Pipe
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
As the railroads promoted excursions to Harpers Ferry, fancier boardinghouses and hotels on Camp Hill accommodated an annual influx of summer...
"North Versus South" Fremont Post
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
During the 1840s, the sectional conflict over slavery became increasingly prominent and strident in American political life. In 1850, Senators Daniel...
19th United States Colored Troops
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
In June 1862, Congress gave President Lincoln authority to recruit African-Americans into the Union forces. Approximately 180,000 blacks enlisted and...
72nd Pennsylvania Regiment ("Baxter's...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Originally known as Baxter's Philadelphia Fire Zouaves, Private Shuster's regiment, the 72nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, came from Philadelphia'...
<i>Amistad</i> Uprising
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
In July 1839, Cinque, a West African chieftain, led a revolt on board the slave ship Amistad. Although Cinque ordered the captain to return the ship...
A Freedmen's school in Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
With the coming of freedom, African-Americans sough education. Schools for ex-slaves sprang up all over the South behind the advancing Union armies....
A Labor Rally For The Eight-hour Work Day In Chicago In May...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
A Member Of The Spriggs Family Of Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The Spriggs family has lived in Harpers Ferry since the 1820s.
A Member Of The Spriggs Family Of Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The Spriggs family has lived in Harpers Ferry since the 1820s.
A Member Of The Spriggs Family Of Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The Spriggs family has lived in Harpers Ferry since the 1820s.
A Rally For The Environment In New York City In 1989.
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
AIDS Funding Protests
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
In March 1989, over 3,000 demonstrators protested New York City's level of funding and services for people with AIDS.
Anthony Hall, Storer College
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Niagara Movement member Max Barber wrote eloquently of the meaning of Harpers Ferry as the site for the 1906 meeting, "I have heard men speak of the…...
Anthony Library, Storer College
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Niagara Movement member Max Barber wrote eloquently of the meaning of Harpers Ferry as the site for the 1906 meeting, "I have heard men speak of the…...
Artillery Canister Round Ball
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
This is one round ball from a canister shot cartridge. Canister was most effective at close range against advancing infantry.
Artillery Canister Shell
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
When fired at close range, the canister shell would disintegrate and scatter the formerly enclosed balls.
B&O Railroad Station At Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The station, built in 1894, was moved to a site further up the Potomac shortly after this photograph was taken.
Baby Bottle
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Barrel From Copper Shop
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Battle of Milliken's Bend
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The United States Army began to officially recruit, arm, and train African-American soldiers in 1863. In 1865, the last year of the war, one out of...
Bayonet And Barrel
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
America's first successful use of interchangeable parts took place in Harpers Ferry. During the 1820s and 1830s John Hall perfected machinery for...
Bible
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
This Bible belonged to Private Louis B. Hull of the 60th Ohio Regiment.
Bolt Of Cotton Sheeting From Cotton Factory
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Though the Federal armory brought many workers to Harpers Ferry, these workers were sustained by the businesses and manufactories of the town.
Bombardment Of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The Civil War began 18 months after John Brown seized the federal armory.
Boston Abolitionists Hold A Rally Against Slavery In The...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Brass Stencil
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Brass stencil used by the Child & McCreight Mill to mark their flour barrels
Brick From Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
In antebellum Harpers Ferry, brick supplanted native stone as a favorite building material.
Button
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
A house built in the 1820s by an armory worker (and later rented to others) tells much about how the armory workshops operated before divison of...
Camp Hill View Of Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Sketch of Harpers Ferry from Camp Hill showing the Wager Bridge and the new and still uncovered B&O railroad bridge.
Can Of Linseed Oil From Oil Mill
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Though the Federal armory brought many workers to Harpers Ferry, these workers were sustained by the businesses and manufactories of the town.
Candle Wicking From Cotton Mill
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Though the Federal armory brought many workers to Harpers Ferry, these workers were sustained by the businesses and manufactories of the town.
Cannon Ball From Harpers Ferry Campaign
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
This is one type of shell fired from the Union's Naval Battery on Maryland Heights. Primarily used to batter down structures, 100-pound solid shit...
Cast Iron Products From Iron Foundry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Circular Saw-cut Timber Billet From Saw Mill
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Though the Federal armory brought many workers to Harpers Ferry, these workers were sustained by the businesses and manufactories of the town.
Coal From Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Coal replaced wood and charcoal as the fuel in homes and factories.
Colonel Daniel Cameron, Jr.'s Cap
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Colonel Daniel Cameron, Jr. organized the "Scotch Regiment," officially known as the 65th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, at Camp Douglas,...
Colonel Dixon Miles USA (1804-1862)
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Colonel Dixon S. Miles' 43-year military career ended in disgrace at Harpers Ferry on September 15, 1862. His professional life before the Civil War...
Colonel Jesse Segoine
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. on September 14, fighting broke out along the Union skirmish line on the western slope of Bolivar Heights. Colonel...
Colonists marched in the streets to protest the Parliament...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Conveyor Belt Buckles
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Conveyor belt buckets that held five pounds of flour, found on the site of the Child & McCreight Mill.
Cook Hall, Storer College
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Niagara Movement member Max Barber wrote eloquently of the meaning of Harpers Ferry as the site for the 1906 meeting, "I have heard men speak of the…...
Cotton Yarn From Cotton Mill
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Though the Federal armory brought many workers to Harpers Ferry, these workers were sustained by the businesses and manufactories of the town.
Curtis Free Baptist Church Rally Notice
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
After Storer College was founded by Baptist minister Nathan Cook Brackett, it maintained a strong religious element.
Detroit Factory Strikes
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Factory workers in Detroit on strike against auto makers in the late 1930s for the right to organize unions.
Diary Entry
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
This is an excerpt from the diary of Private Louis B. Hull, 60th Ohio: "September 14 A general feeling of depression observable in all the men. All...
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Many African-Americans who trained at Storer have made important contributions to society. One of them, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, completed his high school...
Duplicating Or Blanchard Lathe
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
The wooden stock of the musket was the first component manufactured by mass production machines. The duplicating lathe, sometimes called a Blanchard...
Effects Of The Fugitive Slave Law
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
In 1850, Congress passed a stronger Fugitive Slave Law. This legislation allowed slaveowners and their representatives to pursue runaway slaves into...
Excerpt From The War Of The Rebellion Records
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
This is one of the 128 books from The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, commonly...
Execution Of John Brown
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Fifteen hundred soldiers surrounded the site of Brown's execution in Charles Town.
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