Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Harpers Ferry, WV

An aerial view of Harpers Ferry West Virginia from Maryland Heights. In the lower left hand corner of the picture you can see "John Brown's Fort", or the Harpers Ferry Armory’s fire engine and guard house, where abolitionist John Brown was captured by troops of the 2nd United States Cavalry led by Lt. Colonel Robert E. Lee. In 1859, John Brown had hoped to capture the weapons at the arsenal and insight a slave insurrection throughout the south. He was instead hanged for murder, inciting a rebellion, and treason. He would famously write just prior to his death, "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."



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Blogger regina said...

Beautiful !! I visited Harpers Ferry for the first time this past July, and I plan to return next July for a longer stay. I also just finished a great book about John Brown's story called "A Perfect Steel Trap".

Tuesday, October 24, 2006  
Blogger Randy said...

Hello again,

It sounds like you've had a great year visiting all the sites that you have. I love to see that passion in people. It's inspiring.

Thank you.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006  

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