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  John Brown pike
Author: Collins and Company
Date: October 18, 1859

Pike used by slaves at the insurrection planned by John Brown at the U.S. arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, October 18, 1859. Armed with pikes and guns, Brown's army, primarily slaves, took hostages from the community and took over the arsenal. Brown's army was overwhelmed by U.S. troops led by Colonel Robert E. Lee. Brown was tried and hanged for treason on December 2, 1859.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History         Call Number: 1881.75, Armament T&E/Edged Pike
Item Number: 102514              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Blair, Charles; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Casualties; Collinsville, Connecticut; Courts; Free state cause; Harpers Ferry, Virginia; Objects; Osawatomie, Kansas Territory; Slavery; Swords and daggers; United States Government; Violence; Violent deaths; Weapons (see also Guns)
Additional Information: http://www.kshs.org/cool3/pike.htm
 
 

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