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John Brown's Raid - Harpers Ferry, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 19.407 W 077° 43.794
18S E 264675 N 4356225
Quick Description: The infamous raid on Harpers Ferry, which some say was the first battle of the Civil War.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2019 6:37:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMZWNR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 2

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry (also known as John Brown's raid or The raid on Harpers Ferry) was an effort by abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown's party of 22 was defeated by a company of U.S. Marines, led by First Lieutenant Israel Greene. Colonel Robert E. Lee was in overall command of the operation to retake the arsenal. John Brown had originally asked Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, both of whom he had met in his transformative years as an abolitionist in Springfield, Massachusetts, to join him in his raid, but Tubman was prevented by illness and Douglass declined, as he believed Brown's plan would fail."
Name of Battle:
John Brown's Raid


Name of War: Slave Revolts

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 10/16/1859

Date of Battle (End): 10/18/1859

Parking: Not Listed

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