Vegetarianism Exposed In John Brown's Raid

John Brown’s Raid In October 1859 the abolitionist Brown resurfaced in the East. Since the Pottawatomie Massacre held a furtive existence by earning money and weapons from New England sympathizers. His commitment to abolish the wicked sin and promote racial equality created a fever within the abolitionists. Brown was one of the rare Whites that committed their lives to the black people and lived among them. He believed that he was a powerful tool of God. In carrying out his mission, on October 16,1859 Brown crossed the Potomac River with about 20 armed men which included five African Americans. They raided the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, VA and aspired to free all the slaves in the state. His plan was to seize the arsenal and then arm the thousands of slaves in the area and set a black stronghold …show more content…
His other son was wounded and he begged Brown to kill him and end his suffering but he refused and in the end he died a painful death. The shooting continued and hundreds of men poured into Harper’s Ferry to dislodge Brown and at night, Lieutenant Lee arrived with Lieutenant Stuart and U.S. marines that were dispatched by President Buchanan. On the morning of October 18, Stuart and his troops broke down the barricaded doors and siege Brown and his men. The result of the rebellion was the death of four towns people and wounded others, and death of 10 from Brown’s forces. The rebels were tried for treason, murder, and conspiring with Negroes to produce insurrection. Brown was convicted on October 31 and hung on December 2, 1859. Through this, Brown achieved becoming a martyr for anti-slavery cause and setting off a panic throughout the slaveholding South. This raid marked a point of no return for rebellion and bloodshed and led the nation into the war. It also increased fear in slave holders and many new militias began to train to prepare to thwart another rebellion. This increased suspicion and tension between the North and South and the nation

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