On Oct. 16,1859, abolitionist John Brown led the attack on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. The raid, which some consider the opening battle of the Civil War, was unsuccessful. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.

On this day in 1859 abolitionist John Brown led the attack on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South.

A quick, writing prompt 'Was #JohnBrown - An American Terrorist Or True Patriot? #causesofcivilwar

John Brown - An American Terrorist Or True Patriot

October 16, 1859:  Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry armory.  The raid to seize the weapons failed and Brown was captured, tried, and hung.  At his trial, Brown said:  "Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood...with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done!"

October 16, 1859

Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry armory. The raid to seize the weapons failed and Brown was captured, tried, and hung. At his trial, Brown said: “Now,…

Daguerreotype portrait by August Washington of John Brown, legendary abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre in Kansas, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859.   This plate is possibly the first daguerreotype taken of Brown. (ca. 1846-47).  *s*

Daguerreotype portrait by August Washington of John Brown, legendary abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre in Kansas, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in This plate is possibly the first daguerreotype taken of Brown.

John Brown's Farm, upstate NY.  Brown's final prophesy--"I, John Brown, am quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done, . . ."

In the Adirondack Mountains, the home and grave of abolitionist John Brown.

'The Last Moments of John Brown', oil on canvas painting by Thomas Hovenden - John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'The Last Moments of John Brown', oil on canvas painting by Thomas Hovenden - John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Brown, famous abolitionist who is best know for his raid on Harper's Ferry was born on May 9, 1800.

John Brown, ardently defended by Thoreau, was hanged for attacking a military arsenal in protest of slavery. Brown's sons were killed during the raid on the Harper's Ferry garrison. I love visiting Harper's Ferry, if you ever get the chance to, do it.

Osborne Perry Anderson was one of the five African American men to accompany John Brown in the raid on the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in October 1859. More Info by clicking on the picture.

Osborne Perry Anderson was one of the five African American men to accompany John Brown in the raid on the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in October More Info by clicking on the picture.

Oct. 16, 1859. Abolitionist John Brown leads a group of 20 men in a raid on Harper's Ferry.

John Brown first came to St. Catharines BME church in Canada to recruit men for the attack on Harper's Ferry to abolish slavery.the attack failed and he was hanged for treason. He was hailed for his efforts and passion to end slavery.

"Just before the close of the meeting, John Brown, who had sat silent in the back part of the room, rose, lifting up his right hand, saying, "Here, before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery!"

John Brown daguerreotype, On Oct. hoping to start an armed slave revolt, American abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

John Brown (abolitionist) - the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood

John Brown was excuted for treason after trying to create a pro-abolitionist militant uprising - painting by Thomas Hovenden

Abolitionist Aaron Dwight Stevens was executed March 16th 1860 for his part in John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

Abolitionist Aaron Dwight Stevens was executed March 1860 for his part in John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry.

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