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200th Anniversary of Kennedy Farm/John Brown


2020-10-17 09:00 2020-10-17 16:00 Europe/London 200th Anniversary of Kennedy Farm/John Brown

The 200th Anniversary of Kennedy Farm/John Brown and the 155th anniversary of the final parade of the 1st USCT. On July 3, 1859, infamous abolitionist John Brown, sons, Owen and Oliver and Brown’s trusty Lieutenant, Jeremiah Anderson arrived by train at Sandy Hook, Maryland.–a small village about one mile beyond Harpers Ferry on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. At this point in his life Brown was a “wanted man” with a large price on his head for his activities in the Kansas Territory. John Brown, at the time calling himself Isaac Smith, rented the farm for $35 in gold. He lived there while gathering troops & training his men for the abortive raid on Harpers Ferry. As the October raid became eminent the army now thoroughly trained and armed by Anderson was prepared to attack the Harpers Ferry arsenal. Brown and his followers spent some 3.5 months at the farm in the summer of 1859.

2406 Chestnut Grove Rd, Sharpsburg, MD 21782, USA
John Brown Farm House

The 200th Anniversary of Kennedy Farm/John Brown and the 155th anniversary of the final parade of the 1st USCT.

On July 3, 1859, infamous abolitionist John Brown, sons, Owen and Oliver and Brown’s trusty Lieutenant, Jeremiah Anderson arrived by train at Sandy Hook, Maryland.–a small village about one mile beyond Harpers Ferry on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. At this point in his life Brown was a “wanted man” with a large price on his head for his activities in the Kansas Territory.

John Brown, at the time calling himself Isaac Smith, rented the farm for $35 in gold. He lived there while gathering troops & training his men for the abortive raid on Harpers Ferry. As the October raid became eminent the army now thoroughly trained and armed by Anderson was prepared to attack the Harpers Ferry arsenal. Brown and his followers spent some 3.5 months at the farm in the summer of 1859.