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Lawson Botts was the defense attorney for John Brown during the early stages of the famous John Brown trial. He was commissioned Captain of the Bott's Grays, a per-war militia Company from Charles Town...

7/12/2009 5/9/2016

) Major General George H Steuart (1790–1867) was a United States general who fought during the War of 1812, and later joined the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. His militar...

4/21/2011 6/6/2015

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (December 15, 1831 – February 24, 1917) was an American journalist, author, and reformer. Sanborn was a social scientist, and a memorialist of American transcendental...

9/5/2013 4/25/2015

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 – May 9, 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during t...

9/21/2012 4/25/2015

Samuel Gridley Howe (1801 - 1876)

Samuel Gridley Howe (November 10, 1801 – January 9, 1876) was a 19th century United States physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind. Contents 1 Early life and ed...

9/23/2009 4/25/2015

Reverend Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Theodore Parker (Lexington, Massachusetts, August 24, 1810 – Florence, Italy, May 10, 1860) was an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church. A reformer and abo...

11/7/2008 4/25/2015

Gerrit Smith MP (1797 - 1874)

Gerrit Smith (March 6, 1797 – December 28, 1874) was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. He was an unsuccessful candidate for President of th...

6/1/2009 4/25/2015

George Luther Stearns (1809 - 1867)

from Wikipedia: George L. Stearns was born in Medford, Massachusetts on January 8, 1809, the eldest son and second child of Luther and Mary Hall Stearns. He was a member of the early Stearns family, ...

3/9/2015 3/9/2015

Educator. He was the founder of the Virginia Military Institute in 1839 and one of its first professors. The Preston library at VMI is named for him. His wife, Margaret Junkin Preston is the famed "P...

9/29/2012 2/26/2015

Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (CSA) MP (1824 - 1863)

"Stonewall Jackson", "Stonewall"

There are 2 memorials, with different photos and stories- lots of info: Find A Grave Memorial# 536: Find A Grave Memorial# 81513727: Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General. Born in what is now ...

10/16/2007 12/23/2014

General Robert E. Lee (CSA) MP (1807 - 1870)

"Confederate General Robert E. Lee"

Robert E. Lee Biographical Summaries of Notable People Birth: Jan 19 1807 - Stratford Hall Death: Cause of death: Pneumonia - Oct 12 1870 - Lexington city Parents: Henry Lee, Anne Hill Carter L...

5/2/2007 12/23/2014

John McCausland, Jr. (September 13, 1836 – January 22, 1927) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, famous for the ransom of Hagerstown, Maryland, and the razing of Chambersbu...

5/11/2011 12/18/2014

Stewart Taylor (1836 - 1859)

Stewart Taylor, the only one of the raiders not of American birth, was but twenty-three when killed, having been born October 29, 1836, at Uxbridge, Canada. Of American descent, and a wagonmaker by tra...

11/8/2012 11/8/2012

Shields Green (c.1836 - 1859)

Shields Green,Fugitive slave from Charleston, S. C. Joined Brown at Chambersburg, having come there with Frederick Douglass, August 19th; was known as the "Emperor," but how he obtained this name is no...

11/8/2012 11/8/2012

William Pillsbury Leeman (1839 - 1859)

"William Henry Leeman"

The youngest of John Brown’s raiders by about two weeks (he was born on March 20; Oliver Brown on March 6), William Henry Leeman was born in 1839 in Maine. He went to Kansas in 1...

10/29/2012 10/29/2012

Anne "Annie" Brown Adams (1843 - 1926)

Anne "Annie" Brown Adams was the daughter of abolitionist John Brown and his second wife Mary Ann Day Brown. Annie was well known for her role as a lookout at the Kennedy Farm in Maryland where her f...

8/2/2008 10/28/2012

Francis Jackson Meriam MP (1837 - 1865)

Francis Jackson Meriam, grandson and namesake of the Garrisonian abolitionist and Boston historian Francis Jackson, was a young manic-depressive with but one good eye. He helped James Redpath collect...

10/27/2012 10/27/2012

William P. Thompson MP (1833 - 1859)

William Thompson, son of Roswell Thompson; born in New Hampshire, in August, 1833. Married in the fall of 1858 to Mary Brown, who was not related to the family of John Brown. His sister Isabel was marr...

10/27/2012 10/27/2012

Dauphin Adolphus Thompson MP (1838 - 1859)

Dauphin Adolphus Thompson, brother of William Thompson, and one of John Brown's lieutenants, and a North Elba neighbor of the Brown family. Was born April 17, 1838. He was "very quiet, with fair, thoug...

10/27/2012 10/27/2012

Charles Plummer Tidd MP (1834 - 1862)

"Charles Plummer"

Charles Plummer Tidd, also known as Charles Plummer, was a captain in John Brown's army. He was born in Palermo, Maine, in 1834, and changed his name after the raid in order to avoid possible arrest an...

10/27/2012 10/27/2012

John Henry Kagi MP (1835 - 1859)

John Henry Kagi, also spelled John Henrie Kagi (March 15, 1835 – October 17, 1859), was an American attorney, abolitionist and second in command to John Brown in Brown's failed raid on Harper'...

10/27/2012 10/27/2012

John E. Cook MP (c.1830 - 1859)

John E. Cook came to Harpers Ferry in 1858 to scout the area for John Brown, and spent the next year working as a schoolteacher, book agent, and a lock tender on the C&O Canal. While in the area, he ...

10/26/2012 10/26/2012

Aaron Dwight Stevens MP (1831 - 1860)

from: Aaron Dwight Stevens, Abolitionist A Native of Lisbon, Connecticut by Tom Bosse Ó 2009 Lisbon, CT Historical Society Aaron Dwight Stevens participated in the raid on Harpers Ferry wi...

10/26/2012 10/26/2012

Edwin Coppoc MP (1835 - 1859)

Edwin Coppock (June 30, 1835 – Decemberr 16, 1859) was a follower of John Brown. Along with his brother Barclay Coppock, he participated in Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. In historic documents t...

10/26/2012 10/26/2012

Barclay Coppoc MP (1839 - 1861)

Barclay Coppock (January 4, 1839 – September 4, 1861) was a follower of John Brown and a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War. Along with his brother Edwin Coppock (June 30, 1835 - Dec...

10/26/2012 10/26/2012

Osborne Perry Anderson MP (1830 - 1872)

Born in Pennsylvania on July 17, 1830, Anderson was educated at Oberlin College in Ohio, then immigrated to Canada, where he learned the printing trade and met Brown in 1858. Anderson was one of fi...

10/26/2012 10/26/2012

Jeremiah Goldsmith Anderson MP (1833 - 1859)

Jeremiah Goldsmith Anderson, one of John Brown's lieutenants, was born April 17, 1833, in Indiana, and was therefore in his twenty-seventh year when killed at Harper's Ferry. He was the son of John And...

7/28/2008 10/26/2012

Lewis Sheridan Leary MP (1835 - 1859)

Lewis Sheridan “Shad” Leary accompanied John Brown on the raid of the Harpers Ferry arsenal (October 1859), where he was killed during the gun fight with federal troops. Leary was said to...

11/7/2011 10/26/2012

Watson Brown MP (1835 - 1859)

Watson Brown, a son of John Brown, was born at Franklin, Ohio, October 7, 1835, married Isabella M. Thompson in September, 1856, and died of his wounds at Harper's Ferry on October 18, 1859. He was: "T...

8/2/2008 10/26/2012

Oliver Brown MP (1839 - 1859)

Oliver Brown was the youngest son of John Brown to reach adulthood. He was born in Franklin, Ohio on March 9, 1839, and married Martha E. Brewster in 1858. Oliver went to Kansas in 1855 with his father...

8/2/2008 10/26/2012

Owen Brown MP (1824 - 1889)

) Owen Brown (November 4, 1824, Hudson, Ohio – January 8, 1889, Pasadena, California) was the third son of abolitionist John Brown. Owen fought with his father in Kansas and took an active par...

8/2/2008 10/26/2012

John Brown (Abolitionist) MP (1800 - 1859)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Brown, c.1856. Born May 9, 1800(1800-05-09) Torrington, Connecticut Died December 2, 1859 (aged 59) John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1...

7/23/2008 10/26/2012

Dangerfield Newby MP (1815 - 1859)

Dangerfield Newby (1815 – 1859) was the oldest of John Brown's raiders, one of five black raiders, and the first of his men to die at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Born a slave in Fauquier County, ...

4/19/2011 10/26/2012

Absalom (Albert) H. Hazlett MP (1837 - 1860)

Was hanged for particpating in John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Va. prior to the Civil War. Albert Hazlett, a lieutenant, was born in Pennsylvania, September 21, 1837 and was executed March 16, 18...

11/18/2008 10/26/2012

John Anthony Copeland, Jr. MP (1834 - 1859)

. John Anthony Copeland, Jr. (1834–1859) was born a free black in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1843 when he was a child, his family moved north to Oberlin, Ohio, where he later attended Oberlin...

11/13/2011 10/26/2012