John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry

John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry
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  • John Brown was an abolitionist of the 19th century who wanted to free slave by military forces.In 1858 John Brown tried to start an uprising. He wanted to attack the federal arsenal in Virginia and seize the weapons there.
  • I need to capture that federal arsenal... Harpers Ferry.
  • John Brown had planned to arm local slaves and lead a slave rebellion. Brown had expected to kill or maybe even keep white southerners hostage if they stood in his way. He had urged abolitionists  to simply give him money in order for him to support his small army.
  • Please help me support my small army by gibing money, its for a good cause.
  • After about 2 years Brown had only come up with a group  of about 20 men in his army.
  • We shall go to Harpers Ferry and make everything better.
  • Brown sent out most of his men to the countryside to try and get slaves to join his rebellion. His plan ended up failing because the African Americans had feared of getting punished if they took part. Instead of having people join Browns army got attacked by white southerners
  • Looking for men or women(slaves) to join John Browns slave rebellion
  • 8 of Browns men were killed as well as 3 local men. Later, Brown and followers retreated to a firehouse.Federal troops arrived the next day and Colonel Robert E. Lee  ordered marines to storm the fire house. 
  • That way... we need to find them!
  • Sooner or later the marines had found the men and killing 2, captured the rest, and took Brown with them. As a result Brown was charged with treason and was sentenced to death.
  • stand up there for you are sentenced to death
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