John Brown

Filed under:
Civil War People
Event date:
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (This event repeats every year)
Location:
Torrington, Connecticut
Description:

Born May 9, 1800
John Brown was an abolitionist who unsuccesfully attempted to start a slave rebellion by raiding the federal armory at Harpers Ferry for weapons. He was later hanged for treason by the state of Virginia.