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Harpers Ferry

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Definition: Federal arsenal seized by John Brown in 1859 with the intent of arming slaves and Stonewall Jackson in 1862 just before the Battle of Antietam.

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The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

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The Raid on Harpers Ferry
Find out how it happened and why.

John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid
Focus is on John Brown and his role in the raid.

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