Please consider donating for my attack on the Harpers Ferry arsenal in Virginia. I will arm the slaves and commence a slave revolution. I will also kill or capture any southerners that would stand in my way.
How will you convince the slaves?
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry 1859
Abraham Lincoln Wins the Election of 1860
John Brown previously cast bloodshed in 1856 by killing five pro-slavery men is Kanas, and was known as the Pottawatomie Massacre.
We aren't safe in this firehouse!
Two years later, he proposed his next plan of attack his Raid on Harpers Ferry to northern abolitionists. He urged them to provide him money to attack the federal arsenal in Virginia and arm slaves, therefore starting a slave revolution He only managed to get twenty men after nearly two years.
We finally captured John Brown and he shall pay!
On October 16, 1859, John Brown and his men raided the Harpers Ferry arsenal. He sent several of his men into the countryside to get slaves to join the rebellion. No slaves joined as they feared the consequences.
I hope there isn't a second John Brown that would follow this crazed lunatic's footsteps.
In response, local white southerners attacked Brown and eight of his men died with three locals. He and some of his followers retreated to a firehouse.
COME DOWN AND FIGHT US!
YOU SHALL BE HANGED!
DON"T EVER TOUCH MY SLAVES!
The next day, Robert E. Lee commanded a squad of marines to storm the firehouse and capture the abolitionists. Two of Brown's men died while the rest including Brown were captured.
This is my final contribution for the end of slavery.
John Brown was sentenced and hanged one month later on December 2, 1859. His death had mixed reactions among the northerners. Most mourned his death but some did not condone his method of violence. His actions had a different impact in the South. They felt threatened by his actions and felt that there would be a second John Brown like attack.