Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pvt Luke Quinn
In Memory Of
Only Marine killed in John Brown's Raid - October 18, 1859
Pvt Luke Quinn came from Ireland in 1835, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1855 in Brooklyn, NY. He was sent to sea duty, then transferred to Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. He came to Harpers Ferry with Lieut. Colonel Robert E. Lee, then was killed in the storming of the Engine House. His funeral was in St. Peters Catholic Church by Father Michael Costello, and he was buried in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery.
Erected by Harpers Ferry and Bolivar Area Veterans.
Location. 39° 19.456′ N, 77° 43.899′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Potomac Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is opposite the Amtrak Station. 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. Branding the B&O (within shouting distance of this marker); Riley House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mere Machines of Labor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); By the aid of these machines... (about 300 feet away); The John Brown Raiders (about 400 feet away); Found Underground (about 400 feet away); Power of the Potomac (about 400 feet away); Sweets for Harpers Ferry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
Also see . . .
1. The United States Marines at Harpers Ferry, 1859. (Submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Memorial honors only Marine killed in John Brown's raid. (Submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 428 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.