John Brown's Fort in Harpers Ferry
John Brown's Fort (the engine house) from John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown led a group of 21 men in a raid on the Arsenal on October 16, 1859 in order to initiate a slave uprising throughout the South. The raid was unsuccessful but was a catalyst for the Civil War.
Charles Carleton Coffin Drum-Beat of the Nation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1915)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman