Vintage West Virginia; On This Day in West Virginia History, October 18th

October 18, 2022

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Storming of the armory engine-house at Harpers Ferry


On the morning of October 18, 1859, United States Marines commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Lee stormed the armory engine-house at Harpers Ferry, capturing John Brown and members of his raiding party who had barricaded themselves in the building.


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