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A Black Man - Publishes His Eye Witness Narrative Booklet, "A Voice from Harper's Ferry, a Narrative of Events At Harper's Ferry with Incidents Prior and Subsequent to its Capture By John Brown and His Men", Boston, 1861, 72pp., plus separate cover, written by Osborne P. Anderson. Seventeen whites and five blacks participated in John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Osborne Anderson was the only black person who survived to write about the experience. Here is his narrative of the raid. In small part, "My own personal experience, under the orders of Capt. Brown, on the 16th and 17th of October, 1859, as the only man alive who was at Harper's Ferry during the entire time. ... Much has been given as true that never happened; much has been omitted that should have been made known; many things have been left unsaid, because up to within a short time, but two could say them; one of them has been offered up, a sacrifice to the Moloch, Slavery; being that other one, I propose to perform the duty". .... Captain Hazlett and myself being in the Arsenal opposite, saw the charge upon the engine house with the ladder, which resulted in opening the doors to the marines, and finally in Brown's capture. The old hero and his men were hacked and wounded with indecent rage, and at last brought out of the house and laid prostrate upon the ground, mangled and bleeding as they were. A formal surrender was required of Captain Brown, which he refused. ...."
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The Only Surviving Member Of John Brown's Army

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,750.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
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