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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick Douglass and John Brown

 
 
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By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
1. Frederick Douglass and John Brown Marker
Inscription. The two abolitionists met at a stone quarry here, Aug. 19-21, 1859, and discussed Browns plans to raid the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. He urged Douglass to join an armed demonstration against slavery. Douglass refused, warning the raid would fail; the Oct. 16, 1859 attack conformed his fears. Brown was captured with his surviving followers and was executed Dec. 2, 1859.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.123′ N, 77° 39.968′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Loudoun Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philip Berlin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Suesserott House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrow Tavern (approx. mile away); Abolitionist John Brown Boards in Chambersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Burning of Chambersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Conference (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Fountain and Union Soldier Statue (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
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Frederick Douglass and John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, April 25, 2009
2. Frederick Douglass and John Brown Marker
 Frederick Douglass and John Brown - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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