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Exploration 6: The Raid

Read the following accounts:

The 
                      Harper's Ferry Insurrection.--The U.S. Marines storming 
                      the Engine-House.--Insurgents firing through holes in the wall. Published in Harpers Weekly in November, 1859.Historic 
                      Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

"The Harper's Ferry Insurrection.--The U.S. Marines storming the Engine-House.--
Insurgents firing through holes in the wall."
Published in Harpers Weekly in November, 1859.
Historic Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

 

Harpers Ferry Insurrection - Interior of the Engine-House, Just Before The Gate is Broken Down By the Storming Party - Col. Washington and His Associates As Captives, Held by Brown As Hostages. The date was October 18, 1859. 1859.Published in Leslie's Weekley, November 5, 1859. Sketch by Alfred Berghaus.Historic Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

"Harpers Ferry Insurrection - Interior of the Engine-House, Just Before The Gate is Broken Down By the Storming Party - Col. Washington and His Associates As Captives, Held by Brown As Hostages."
The date was October 18, 1859. 1859.
Published in Leslie's Weekley, November 5, 1859. Sketch by Alfred Berghaus.
Historic Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

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