Harpers Ferry Rebellion 2

Harpers Ferry Rebellion 2

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  • You are our hostages now!
  • Secure the arsenal!
  • On October 16, the raid began. Brown's forces captured U.S. officials in Harpers Ferry.
  • Fall back! Retreat!
  • In the evening, they also succeeded  in capturing the U.S. armory in the town.
  • On October 17, militias surrounded the area and captured the bridge along Potomac River, the raiders' only way out.
  • The raiders retreated to a small engine house,where they held out against the militia and the arriving U.S. Marines.
  • On October 18, the U.S. Marines attacked the house, defeating the final holdout of the raiders.
  • John  Brown was executed on December 2. He was shown as being "misguided and insane" but his motives were "sublime and even divine".
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