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About Salmon Brown
The son of abolitionist John Brown, Salmon took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856.
Salmon was not present at the raid on Harper's Ferry where his father was captured and later hanged. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Salmon enlisted in the Union army and served in the 96th New York Infantry. After the war he headed West and lived in California and Oregon. He married Abbie Hinckley and they had ten children. Late in life he was thrown from a horse and paralyzed from the waist down. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the heart.