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Execution of John Brown, The Leader of the Harper's Ferry Insurgents


Reports that John Brown was hanged yesterday following his conviction for treason, insurrection and murder. Provides a detailed account of Brown’s last hours, including his jailhouse meeting with his wife, his recitation of his last will and testament and his execution. His biography is provided, including details of his role in the Kansas border warfare.

Article Source

Newspaper: The Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Publication Date: December 7th, 1859

Page/Column: ??

Town: Hagerstown, MD

County: Washington


  • Pre-War Events
  • John Brown's Raid
  • Slavery / Emancipation