Trial of John Brown
Trial of John Brown, at Charlestown, Virginia, for Treason
and Murder." Sketched by Porte Crayon (David Strother).
A stricken John Brown is depicted in the center of the
courtroom. 1859. Historic Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry
National Historic Park.
historians feel that John Brown used his access to the press to
influence not only public opinion but writers such as Thoreau,
Emerson, Longfellow, and Louisia May Alcott.
the following accounts:
more: Read the complete text of the trial