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John Brown Hanged for Raid on Harpers Ferry (1859) Options
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John Brown Hanged for Raid on Harpers Ferry (1859)

Brown was a radical US abolitionist who advocated armed action to end slavery. He and his supporters murdered five proslavery settlers in Kansas in 1856, and three years later he tried to start an armed liberation movement among slaves by seizing the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, intending to arm local slaves with its weapons. His small force was soon overpowered, and Brown was captured, tried for treason, convicted, and hanged. What went wrong during the raid? More...
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John Brown Hanged for Raid on Harpers Ferry (1859)
Brown was a radical US abolitionist who advocated armed action to end slavery. He and his supporters murdered five proslavery settlers in Kansas in 1856, and three years later he tried to start an armed liberation movement among slaves by seizing the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, intending to arm local slaves with its weapons. His small force was soon overpowered, and Brown was captured, tried for treason, convicted, and hanged.
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'Unflinching': The day John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry. ... John Brown rode from the jail to the gallows on top of his own coffin, which was hauled in a “criminal's wagon” drawn by two white horses. It was just before 11 a.m. on Dec. 2, 1859, in Charles Town, Va., now part of West Virginia
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