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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The John Brown Raiders

 
 
The John Brown Raiders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 19, 2016
1. The John Brown Raiders Marker
Inscription. This plaque is dedicated to the John Brown raiders, a group of men led by John Brown who, at Harpers Ferry on October 17, 1859 struck a blow against slavery.

Killed at Harpers Ferry
Jeremiah Anderson • Oliver Brown • Watson Brown • John Henri Kagi • Sherrod Lewis Leary* • William Leeman • Dangerfield Newby* • Stewart Taylor • Adolphus Thompson • William Thompson

Executed
John Brown • John E. Cook (escaped/captured) • John A. Copeland Jr.* • Edwin Coppic, • Shields Green • Albert Hazlet (escaped/captured) • A.D. Stevens

Escaped
Osborne Anderson* • Owen Brown • Barclay Coppic • Francis J. Merriam • Charles P. Tidd

*Black
 
Erected by Jefferson County Branch NAACP, August 19, 2001.
 
Location. 39° 19.4′ N, 77° 43.883′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Public Way, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springhouses and Root Cellars (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper House Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper House

The John Brown Raiders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 19, 2016
2. The John Brown Raiders Marker
The marker is out of sight on the retaining wall. The significance of placing the marker at this out-of-the-way location is unexplained.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sweets for Harpers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Casualty of War (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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