Monterey in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Raid On Harpers Ferry
Captain John Cook And His Capture
On October 16, John Brown and several of his raiders attacked Harper’s Ferry. Only a few managed to escape, including Captain John Cook, who was up on Maryland Heights. Fleeing to South Mountain, Captain Cook, along with a few others, joined together to make their escape into Pennsylvania, possibly using portions of the Underground Railroad to prevent capture.
Moving northward towards Chambersburg, Captain Cook was captured at Mont Alto Gap on October 25, 1859 by Daniel Logan and his men. He was transferred to Charlestown (West Virginia) where he was hung (sic) on December 16, 1859.
He (John Brown) gave me orders to trust no one with our secret, and to hold no conversation with the slaves, which orders I obeyed with but a single exception. The exception I illude is simply this: I met a party of four
Testimony of John Cook, 1859
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR.
Location. 39° 44.347′ N, 77° 28.763′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Charmian Road east of Buchanan Trail East/Waynesboro Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rolando Woods Park, Waynesboro PA 17268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Underground Railroad (here, next to this marker); A Midnight Battle Along The Mason-Dixon Line/Walking Tour (here, next to this marker); Before The Battle Of Gettysburg (a few steps from this marker); The Retreat From Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Monterey Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Monterey Pass (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct The Battle of Monterey Pass (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
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