22h 39min, jan 1, 1859 y - John Brown’s Raid
In mid-October of 1859, John Brown organized a small band of white allies
free blacks and raided a government arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
hoped to seize weapons and distribute them to Southern slaves in order to spark a series of slave uprisings
Brown captured the arsenal, was quickly surrounded and forced to surrender by soldiers under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee.
tried for treason and, upon his execution, became a martyr for the abolitionist cause
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