Harpers Ferry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Harpers 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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Usage

In literature:

On Sunday, October 16, 1859, John Brown, with sixteen men, started out to capture Harper's Ferry and redeem three million slaves.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
We reached Harper's Ferry a little after twelve, and the view is certainly splendid.
"First Impressions of the New World" by Isabella Strange Trotter
A force of Virginia volunteers moved on Harper's Ferry.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Lee withdrew to Sharpsburg on the banks of the Antietam to meet Jackson's victorious division sweeping toward him from Harper's Ferry.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
At Harper's Ferry General Johnston had just superseded Colonel Jackson in command.
"With Lee in Virginia" by G. A. Henty
They were to change cars at Harper's Ferry.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
And the Republican party was careful to insert in its platform a vigorous denunciation of his Harper's Ferry exploit.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
They crossed the ford at Harper's Ferry and went on up the rich Shenandoah Valley.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Early in '63 our Regiment was ordered to the front by way of Harper's Ferry.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
There had to be a John Brown and a Harper's Ferry.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
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In news:

After an unsuccessful attempt to start a slave revolt at Harpers Ferry, Va.
Mapping the Harpers Ferry bottleneck .
Forrest "Duke" Earl Hostler , 75, of Harpers Ferry, passed away Friday.
Forrest "Duke" Earl Hostler , 75, of Harpers Ferry, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct 5, 2012.
Who was John Brown and how did his actions at Harpers Ferry in October of 1859 change America forever.
Abolitionist John Brown is best known for his foiled attempt to seize the federal armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on October 16th 1859.
John Brown , leader of the historic raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, is seen in this 1857 picture.
This 1857 file photo shows John Brown , leader of the historic raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Harpers Ferry chiropractor Alissa Harris keeps track of her nightly visions in a dream journal.
SHEPHERDSTOWN – Panhandle residents next week can hear firsthand from Neal Peterson, the Harpers Ferry grower whose lofty goal is to get the pawpaw out of the history books and back on the dinner table.
Derek Wilson and his 2-year-old son Tristan find their Christmas tree at Ridgefield Farms near Harpers Ferry.
Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk in the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, Oct 3.
Dennis Frye, author and chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, talks about the state of the war in early September 1862.
Harpers?Ferry Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center congratulates graduates.
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