Wednesday, November 18, 2009

John Brown in the Adirondacks. Story on the famous fellow who led the Harper's Ferry raid in 1859 and died for it, and his home and grave in 1896.

December 2, 2009 will be the 150th anniversary of the hanging of John Brown. He was the leader of a slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry in 1859. His death and martyrdom became a symbol for the north during the civil war. Even his name became part of a song "John Brown's body lies a moldering in his grave...etc. This article was done in September of 1896 in the magazine Review of Reviews. This article deals with his house and the state of New York acquiring it.

Enjoy the article as it was hidden in the back of the magazine as there was a Presidential election going on that year. I do not think it has been read much at all since that time in 1896.