Harpers Ferry, Virginia

John Brown’s Abolitionist Insurrection At Harpers Ferry, Virginia

After the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, John Brown led abolitionists to fight in the Midwest. Having failed there, he began a new plan to cause a slave rebellion in the the state of Virginia. John Brown’s plans went into effect at Harpers Ferry, and were suppressed by the U.S. Army.

Two of John Brown’s sons were killed and he was hung for causing an unlawful riot.

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