Near Dargan in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 39° 22.851′ N, 77° 42.779′ W. Marker is near Dargan, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Chestnut Grove Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2406 Chestnut Grove Road, Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kennedy Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Invasion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Brown, 59, HangedKennedy Farm (about 700 feet away); The Moler Family (approx. 2.2 miles away in West Virginia); Battle of Maryland Heights (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Lukes Episcopal Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Stone Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dargan.
Also see . . .
1. John Brown's Raid. Of note are the transcripts of the Senate testimony and Robert E. Lee's report. (Submitted on August 5, 2007, by 'Capt' South T. Lynn of Darnestown, Maryland.)
2. The Kennedy Farm House. Details about the site and tour information. (Submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The Trial of John Brown. Testimony and other accounts related to John Brown's Raid. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by 'Capt' South T. Lynn of Darnestown, Maryland.)
4. Stephen Vincent Benet's "John Brown's Body". (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by 'Capt' South T. Lynn of Darnestown, Maryland.)
1. Memorial to John Brown and His Followers
Text of the memorial plaque shown on Photo No. 3.
In Memoriam to the Provisional Army of the United States of America and their presence at Kennedy Farm the summer of 1859.
John Brown, 59, hanged Annie Brown, 16, sent home Martha Brown, 17, sent home John Henry Kagi, 24, killed Aaron Dwight Stevens, 28, hanged Owen Brown, 34, escaped Oliver Brown, 19, killed Jeremiah Goldsmith Anderson, 26, killed John E. Cook, 29, hanged Charles Plummer Tidd, 24, escaped William Thompson, 26, killed Dauphin Osgood Thompson, 21, killed Albert Hazlett, 22, hanged Watson Brown, 20, killed Edwin Coppoc, 24, hanged Barclay Coppoc, 20, escaped John Anthony Copeland, Jr., 25, hanged William H. Leeman, 20, killed Stewart Taylor, 22, killed Osborn Perry Anderson, 29, escaped Dangerfield Newby, 44, killed Lewis Sheridan Leary, 24, killed Shields Green, 23, hanged Francis Jackson Meriam, 21, escaped.
“. . . I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty
. . . It can be said . . . it all started here . . .
— Submitted August 5, 2007.
2. Picture of rock with plaque
The names are those of the men staying at Kennedy Farm during the summer of 1859. The women listed are John's daughter, Annie Brown, 16, and Oliver's wife Martha Brown, 17. The men comprised the Provisional Army of the United States.
This marker originally stood at the graveyard in Samples Manor. The State Highway had it moved to Kennedy Farm and renewed at their expense.
— Submitted May 7, 2008, by 'Capt' South T. Lynn of Darnestown, Maryland.
3. JEB Stuart
After the capture of Brown at the engine house in Harpers Ferry, Colonel Lee, US Army, sent Lt.JEB Stuart and a squad of US Marines to Kennedy Farm to find out what was there. Stuart collected anything that might be used in a trial that would surely follow and passed out weapons to the many curious that followed him.
— Submitted June 20, 2008, by 'Capt' South T. Lynn of Darnestown, Maryland.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,272 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.