John Brown and his stand at Harpers Ferry
Stars and Stripes December 2, 2022
Many say the first battle of the Civil War was in South Carolina at Fort Sumter in April of 1861. But two years earlier — in what was then Harpers Ferry, Virginia — a rebellion led by 59-year-old John Brown, could have quite possibly led to the South’s secession and start of a war.
Dec. 2, 2022, marks the 163rd year since Brown was hanged in then Charlestown, Va..