Tagged: harpers ferry


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John Wilkes Booth Witnesses the Hanging of John Brown

On November 2nd, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was sentenced to be hanged for treason, murder, and fomenting insurrection for leading a small band of men in an attempt in October to seize the federal...

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Harpers Ferry Quarter Issued by U.S. Mint

As part of its America the Beautiful quarters series, the United States Mint has released a quarter commemorating Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. The back of the coin has an image...

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April 1861: The Civil War Begins

April 1861 in the Civil War On April 5th 1861, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles ordered a Naval expedition to proceed to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor for the purpose of resupplying the...

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Virginia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

One might expect the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state that was the scene of so many important events in the Civil War, to be in the forefront of the upcoming 150th anniversary commemoration of...

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John Brown’s Body

They hanged John Brown for treason in Virginia two years before Fort Sumter, and he became a martyr and symbol to some in the North, but a maniacal traitor in the South.  He laid down his...