Harper's Ferry


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Harper's Ferry a small town in northeastern West Virginia that was the site of a raid in 1859 by the abolitionist John Brown and his followers who captured an arsenal that was located there
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In literature:

They overtook and passed an infantry regiment, coming up, an officer told them, from Harper's Ferry.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
After camping for a day or two about three miles below Winchester we marched again toward Harper's Ferry, thirty miles below.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
In the actual events at Harper's Ferry the assistance given by Canada was small.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
His first letters from the East were penned at Harper's Ferry.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
In the midst of the campaign the country was startled by John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
After returning to Harper's Ferry, where I changed cars for Winchester, I missed the train, and was detained another day.
"Behind the Scenes" by Elizabeth Keckley
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
Upon the reorganization of the army he was reinstated, and died in command of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Why review the scenes of those hours of attack and fierce defence at Harper's Ferry?
"John Brown: A Retrospect" by Alfred Roe
The loss by capitulation of Harper's Ferry.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski

In news:

The Raid On Harper's Ferry.
Lincoln's trip to Harpers Ferry proved the end for McClellan.
Even his abolitionist friends thought his attack on Harpers Ferry insane, but the old Kansas raider sensed that his death would ignite the nation's conscience.
John Brown 's Raid On Harpers Ferry.
How much do you know about the events at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia in 1859.
African-Americans mark the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry.
William Harper, 36, an Episcopal priest on Bainbridge Island, a ferry's commute from Seattle, has planned just such a weekend.
Carol Anderson, far right, a historic foodways and 19th century confections expert, teaches a class at Roeder's Confectionery in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Harpers Ferry Park invites the public to join a unique window into the magnitude and scope of Captain Flagg's 1864 US Quartermaster city.
He knows abolitionist John Brown lived near Chagrin Falls and wonders if rebels used this blade in John Brown's famous raid at Harpers Ferry, VA.
Editor's Note: The following poem was read at a Veteran's Day Ceremony at Harpers Ferry Middle School Monday morning by guest speaker Capt.
The abolitionist's bloody raid on a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry 150 years ago set the stage for the Civil War.
One of the sledgehammers used by Marines during John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 is now on display in the "Defending the New Republic" gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
The federal armory building at Harpers Ferry (in Virginia at the time and later West Virginia) known as John Brown¿s fort was captured by the abolitionist in October 1859.