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Harpers Ferry / John Brown

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The transcript and testimonies of John Brown's trial following his failed raid on Harpers Ferry has been added to the site.  More to follow.  The documents are found in the Documents section,  under Government Documents.

It is an interesting read, being primarily comprised of the testimony of the participants and eye witnesses.  An insight to prevailing attitudes towards slavery, religion  and the general response of a populace to a community disturbance are all revealed.


Look for more information soon on what is often considered the opening salvo of the Civil War. 


Additionally the extensive links section will be returning soon.

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