Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 22.851′ N, 77° 42.779′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, 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.
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); 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); Interior Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Exterior Fort (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brownsville-Burkittsville Pass (approx. 2.8 miles away).
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.
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 land: will never be purged away; but with blood. I had as I now think: vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed; it might be done . . .”
. . . It can be said . . . it all started here . . .
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.
Categories. • Civil Rights • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,168 times since then and 35 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.