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Terry Alford, John Wilkes Booth and the John Brown Raid: An Episode and its Portents, 1991 October 18
File — Box: 5, Folder: 14
Identifier: SC 0205. Series 2. Sub-Series 2.6
Scope and Contents Describes the aftermath of John Brown's raid on the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in 1859. Brown was later apprehended, tried, and sentenced to hang on December 2, 1859, at Charles Town, Virginia. Documents the life and theatrical career of John Wilkes Booth, who would assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Recounts Booth's journey to Charles Town in 1859, with several Richmond, Virginia militia companies comprising part of the security detail at Brown's...
Dates: 1991 October 18