John Brown Fort

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John Brown Fort

John Brown Fort
171 Shoreline Drive
Harpers Ferry, WEST VIRGINIA 25425

Contact phone: 304-595-6026
Latitude: 39.3253786
Longitude: -77.7388818

Site where John Brown, his sons and at least five known black men (Lewis Sheridan Leary, Dangerfield Newby, John Anthony Copeland,Shields Green and Osborn Perry Anderson), attempted to seize the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry on October 16, 1859. The intent was to gain enough weapons to arm an insurrection of anti-slavery activists and slaves. The raid was discovered and John Brown and his men were captured in the building. Brown was hanged in Charles Town on December 2, 1859.  On the National Register of Historic Places.


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