In this chapter you have read about the events that led to the firing of the first shots of the Civil War. One important event was John Brown's raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. In this activity you will take a closer look at some of the people involved in the raid, their goals, and the outcome of the raid.
Destination Title: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Start at the Harpers Ferry home page.
- Click on the purple InDepth button on the right side of the screen.
- Read through the description of Harpers Ferry.
- Click on Notable People.
- Scroll down and read about "John Brown."
- Under the "John Brown" information, click on Read excerpts from the Mauzy letters.
After you have read the information answer the following questions.