Osborne P. Anderson: A Voice from Harper’s Ferry

(1861)

In 1861 Osborne Anderson published A Voice from Harper’s Ferry: A Narrative of Events at Harper’s Ferry; With Incidents Prior and Subsequent to Its Capture by Captain Brown and His Men to present his eyewitness account of events during and revolving around John Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), of October 16–18, 1859. After the capture and execution of the other raiders, Anderson was the only one left alive who had been present in Harpers Ferry during the raid; because he believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt...

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