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John Brown Raids Harpers Ferry

John Brown launched his consequential raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on this day in 1859.  The latest in a series of events that jolted the nation in that decade, this dramatic attack helped hastened the Civil War.   Brown’s four-day episode ended in failure and Brown was executed on December 2.  Before…

John Brown Raids Harpers Ferry

John Brown launched his consequential raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on this day in 1859.  The latest in a series of events that jolted the nation in that decade, this dramatic attack helped hastened the Civil War.   Brown’s four-day episode ended in failure and Brown was executed on December 2.  Before…