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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry

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Charlestown, Dec. 2, 1859.

W. P .Smith:

John Brown was hung at 11.15, A. M., taken down in 35 minutes after. His remains were taken back to jail in a coffin. Said to have died very easy. Will be handed over to his wife this evening.


Harper's Ferry, Dec. 2, 1859.

Gen Taliaferro :

We are desirous to know the number of troops that will leave Charlestown Saturday or Sunday. If any we have a train of ten cars here at your disposal to take troops east at a word's notice which we will require as the engine has to be brought from Martinsburg.
Please give me the necessary notice at all times.
A. P. SHUTT, Special Agent.


Charlestown, Dec. 2, 1859.

Jno. Donohoo : Harper's Ferry.

Send a special train of one passenger car and a house car, to arrive here at 4 o'clock, to-day, to convey the body of John Brown to Harper's Ferry. By order of General Taliaferro.


Baltimore, Dec. 2, 1859.

S. Calhoun—Philadelphia.
Alfred Gaither—Cincinnati.

Thanks for dispatch. Reports of arrests and searching of trains greatly exaggerated. Only one case has occurred and against Conductor's remonstrances, that of two gentlemen, telegraphed by State detective from Grafton Junction or Ohio, to


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B. H. Richardson, Annapolis


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Maryland. General Assembly. Senate, 1860.

Harpers Ferry (W. Va.), History; John Brown's Raid, 1859.

Harpers Ferry (WV), Washington County (Md.), 1859

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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