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Harper's Ferry, West Virginia Collection
Description: Stereograph view of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia (once Virginia), captioned "From the Chesapeake to the Ohio, B. & O. R.R. Scenery." Harper's Ferry is located at the intersection of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. The most noted event in the town's long history was on October 16, 1859, when abolitionist John Brown and a small group of followers tried unsuccessfully to capture the federal arsenal. In less than two days most of Brown's followers were killed or wounded. He was caught, tried for treason and sentenced to death. Due to the town's strategic location, it was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War and a great deal of the town's infrastructure was damaged. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC5118_001
Subjects: Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) History; John Brown's Raid, 1859; Abolitionists -- Ohio; Railroads;
Places: Harper's Ferry (Virginia);