John Brown 1800-1859
John Brown was an abolitionist
Photograph of John
John Brown and Harpers
John Brown became famous for his raid on the United States Armory
and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (today's West Virginia), on October 16, 1859. His objective was to
liberate the slaves.
He and his 18 (13 whites, 5 blacks) men were overwhelmed by federal troops
who came to the aid of the local militia on October 18,
1859. John Brown was wounded and ten of his men, including two of
his sons, were killed.
John Brown was tried, convicted on November
2, 1859, and hanged in Charles Town, Virginia, on December 2, 1859.
At the end of his trial, he was given 5
minutes for a
Go here for
speech at the John Brown Celebration in Osawatomie, Kansas,
on August 31, 1910.
And here is the link to the
John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Kansas.