Jason and John Brown, Jr. photograph   Save
John Brown Collection
Description: Photographic reproduction of a portrait depicting Jason (on the left) and John Brown, Jr. (on the right), sons of abolitionist John Brown. The soldier in the center is tentatively identified as Frederick Brown. John Brown Jr. was born in 1821 in Hudson, Ohio. During the Civil War, John Brown Jr. was Captain of Co. K of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry. Jason Brown was born in 1823 also in Hudson, Ohio. Jason was opposed to some of his father's violent tactics and would not be part of the Raid on Harper's Ferry. Frederick Brown was born in 1830 in New Richmond, Pennsylvania. John Brown, Sr. gained national attention when, on October 16, 1859, he led a group of twenty one men on a raid of Harper's Ferry, Virginia (modern-day West Virginia). A federal arsenal was in the town, and Brown hoped to capture the buildings and the weapons stored inside. He then intended to distribute the guns and ammunition to slaves in the region, creating an army of African Americans that would march through the S View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02958
Subjects: Abolitionists -- Ohio; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Brown, John, 1800-1859--Family
Places: Ohio; Harper's Ferry (Virginia);