John Brown's Raid (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia : 1859)
Subject Source: Fast
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Candidate James B. Dorman appeals to Rockbridge County's voters for support as candidate for the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney General . He outlines his platform and explains his voting record on key issues during his previous political appointments.
File — Box 2, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents Folder includes a Civil War centennial commemorative edition of the Valley News Echo concerning John Brown's Raid and Harper's Ferry(2 copies); Stanton Spectator article titled "The Out-break at Harper's Ferry"; Stanton Spectator article concerning John Brown's execution titled "Results of the Trial"; Richmond Times-Dispatch article titled "Documents in Treason Trial of John Brown; The Sunday Baltimore article titled "Verdict Missing in Brown Papers; a history course examinaton concerning this...
Dates: 1930 - 1959
Item — Box 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents A five page letter, dated December 2, 1859, written by Virginia Military institute cadet Charles A. Davidson, of Lexington, Va. to his mother Hannah. The letter documents the events leading up to and the execution of abolitionist John Brown at Charles Town. Davidson vividly describes the V.M.I. cadets' journey from Lexington to Charles Town including noteworthy events that transpired along the way, and offers a detailed account of the actual execution. Eighty-five V.M.I. cadets along with...
Scope and Contents This collection contains a manuscript copy of the company's constitution and bylaws, which mentions that they quelled a rebellion at John Brown's raid. There is also a circa 1860 imprint of this document.
Dates: Inclusive 1859-1860
Scope and Contents This collection includes individual or small collections of letters to the Custis, Lee, Davidson, McDowell, Reid, and Hale families. Subjects include the Custis family involvement in the American Colonization Society, John Brown's Raid as recounted by V.M.I. cadet Charles A. Davidson of Lexington, Va., Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's life, Lee family genealogy, Anne Lee Marshall's death, the Markoe family of Baltimore, Md.,Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington College (Va.) history including a letter...