John Brown
(May 9, 1800 December 2, 1859)

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1846
1859

 
 
 
Harper's Ferry, 1859
Harper's Ferry, 1859

 
 
 
Hayward Shepherd, free Black killed by the abolitionists
Raiders and their hostages await the attack by U.S. Marines under Col. Robert E. Lee

 
 
 
Marines batter the enginehouse door while under fire from the raiders inside.


 
 
After their capture, Brown and his surviving raiders are placed under guard outside.
The wounded John Brown lies on a cot during his trial 

 
 



 
 



 
 
The execution of John Brown. Hinton Helper is the club and ogre heads
are
Gerrit Smith, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Theodore Parker and
William
Lloyd Garrison.

Bleeding Kansas (1855-1858)
 
Kennedy Farm House

Videos
America's First Terrorist or National Hero?

Books
Anderson, Osborne P. A Voice from Harper's Ferry: A Narrative of Events at Harper's Ferry (1861)
Brown, G. W. Reminiscences of ld John Brown (1880)
Chamberlin, John Edgar. John Brown (1899)
Connelley, William Elsey. John Brown (1900)
Cooke, John Edwin. The Life, Trial and Execution of Capt. John Brown (1859)
Hinton, Richard J. John Brown and His Men (1894)
Redpath, James. The Public Life of Captain John Brown (1860)
Roe, Alfred Seelye. John Brown: A Retrospect (1885)
Sanborn, F. B. The Life and Letters of John Brown, Liberator of Kansas, and Martyr of Virginia (1891)
Villard, Oswald Garrison. John Brown 1800-1859: A Biography Fifty Years After (1910)
Wilson, Hill Peeble. John Brown Soldier of Fortune (1913)
Winkley, Jonathan Wingate. John Brown the Hero: Personal Reminiscences (1905)
 

Articles
Landon, Fred. Canadian Negroes and the John Brown Raid, The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr., 1921)
 

Webb Scrapbook
Vol. 17, Oct-December 3, 1859 (John Brown)
Vol. 17, December 5, 1859-Oct. 1860 (John Brown)

Harper's Ferry
Report of the Secretary of War on Disturbances at Harper's Ferry
Last Letter and Will of John Brown
Letter from Mahala Doyle to John Brown, Nov. 20, 1859
 

Further Particulars of the Virginia Insurrection, Boston Evening Transcript, Oct. 19, 1859, 4
The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry, Commercial Advertiser (NY), Oct. 19, 1859, 1
The Abolition Outbreak in Virginia, New York Herald, Oct. 19, 1859, 2
The Harper's Ferry Riot, Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Oct. 19, 1859, 2
The Virginia Insurrection, New York Tribune, Oct. 19, 1859, 4
Later from Harper's Ferry, Public Ledger (Philadelphia), Oct. 19, 1859, 2
The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry, Alexandria Gazette, Oct. 20, 1859, 2
The Conspiracy at Harper's Ferry, Daily National Intelligencer, Oct. 20, 1859, 2
Disclosures by the Conspirators, Daily National Intelligencer, Oct. 20, 1859, 3
The Black Republican War, Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Oct. 20, 1859, 2
The Harper's Ferry Riot, Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Oct. 20, 1859, 2
The Attack on the Army, New York Tribune, Oct. 20, 1859, 6
The Incindiary Attempt at Harper's Ferry, Richmond Whig, Oct. 21, 1859, 2
Traces of Capt. Cook, Commercial Advertiser, Oct. 22, 1859, 1
The Harper's Ferry Rebellion, Boston Courier, Oct. 24, 1859, 1
Capt. John Brown's Monomania, Sandusky Register (Ohio), Oct. 24, 1859, 2
John Brown's Invasion, New York Tribune, Oct. 26, 1859, 6
Trial of John Brown, Commercial Advertiser (NY), Oct. 29, 1859, 1
The Harper's Ferry Outbreak, New York Herald, Oct. 30, 1859, 1

The Trial of John Brown, New York Herald, Nov. 1, 1859, 3
Letter from Frederick Douglas, Providence Evening Press, Nov. 4, 1859, 1
John Brown's Last Appeal to a Court, New York Tribune, Nov. 23, 1859, 5
John Brown's Invasion, New York Tribune, Nov. 26, 1859, 7
John Brown's Invasion, New York Tribune, Nov. 30, 1859, 6

Virginia and John Brown, Salem Register, Dec. 1, 1859, 2
The Alleged Insanity of John Brown, Liberator, Dec. 2, 1859, 191
John Brown Dead, New York Tribune, Dec. 3, 1859, 6
The Execution of John Brown, New York Tribune, Dec. 3, 1859, 7
The Hanging of John Brown, New York Herald, Dec. 5, 1859, 9
The Harper's Ferry Troubles, Commercial Advertiser (NY), Dec. 5, 1859, 1
Execution of John Brown, Boston Courier, Dec. 5, 1859, 1
John Brown's Invasion, New York Tribune, Dec. 5, 1859, 5
John Brown's Execution, Baltimore Sun, Dec. 5, 1859, 1
The Execution of John Brown, New York Herald, Dec. 6, 1859, 8
The Execution of John Brown, Richmond Whig, Dec. 6, 1859, 1
The 'John Brown' Gospel of Insurrection and Blood, Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Dec. 10, 1859, 3
A Woman's View of a Woman's Duty in Connection With the John Brown Crime, Easton Gazette (Easton, MD), Dec. 17, 1859, 1
Meeting to Sympathize with John Brown, Liberator, Dec. 23, 1859, 204