John Brown in Chambersburg

by Virginia Stake

Publisher: 1977 Franklin County Heritage; 2009 Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny in Chambersburg, Pa

Written in English
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  • Chambersburg (Pa.),
  • United States


  • Brown, John, 1800-1859 -- Homes and haunts -- Pennsylvania -- Chambersburg.,
  • Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Chambersburg (Pa.) -- History.

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Describes important and little known events in Chambersburg and Franklin County, PA that related to John Brown"s raid on Harpers Ferry, VA. Chambersburg was a staging area for the raid. Much of the planning for the raid and transhipment of weapons to the jumping-off point (Kennedy farm) took place from the Ritner Boarding House (the John Brown House) at 225 East King Street in Chambersburg. See . Brown and many of his men stayed at the Ritner Boarding House before the raid and some briefly returned to Chambersburg after the raid"s failure. Frederick Douglass refused to join Brown"s cause when they met clandestinely in Chambersburg. John E. Cook (Capt. Cook), one of the raiders was held in the Chambersburg jail - now a museum and headquarters for the local historical society. A Chronology of Brown"s life is included along with a drawn map and description of Brown sites in the town.

Edition Notes

Statementby Virginia Ott Stake.
LC ClassificationsF159.C4 S7
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 146 p. :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4579773M
LC Control Number77152214

Chambersburg Seminars To Focus on John Brown’s Raid (April Civil War News) CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Chambersburg Civil War Seminars series for kicks off with “In the Footsteps of John Brown” from April The seminars have raised more than $, for battlefield preservation since their inception in John Brown, A Biography Fifty Years After. Oswald Garrison Villard. Houghton Mifflin, - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. The John Brown House, located in Chambersburg, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in The famous abolitionist lived here in an upstairs bedroom in were he was holding weapons and planning to seize Harper's Ferry. Visit this location and others while following "A Week in Civil War History" trip idea.   John Brown's Spy tells the nearly unknown story of John E. Cook, the person John Brown trusted most with the details of his plans to capture the Harper's Ferry armory in Cook was a poet, a marksman, a boaster, a dandy, a fighter, and a womanizer—as well as a spy. In a life of only thirty years, he studied law in Connecticut, fought border ruffians in Kansas, served as an abolitionist 4/5(1).

Page 5 Edwin Coppoc (cont.). On the 15th of July a letter came from John Brown requesting them to come on to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. On the 25th they bade their mother goodby and started and started ostensibly for Ohio.   miles away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (approx. miles away); Finding Your Way (approx. miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg. Also see 1. John Brown - Behind the (Submitted on J , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 2. John Brown at John Brown House in Chambersburg, PA on NRHP since March 5, At East King Street, Chambersburg. Brown, the abolitionist, stayed here during the summer of while receiving supplies and recruits for his raid on Harpers Ferry, VA (fairly close to here). A couple of raiders returned very briefly to the house after the raid, while escaping. Frederick Douglass and John Brown (HMC85) Location: Chambersburg, PA Franklin County Buy Pennsylvania State flags at ! Country: United States of America Buy United States of America flags at ! N 39° ', W 77° '.

In , Brown showed up at Blair's door with the needed funds to purchase pikes and requested that they be forwarded to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (Brown had other firearms shipped there as well). From Chambersburg, Brown's friends forwarded the weapons to a farm in Maryland, just a few miles from the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. John Brown was a man of action -- a man who would not be deterred from his mission of abolishing slavery. On Octo , he led 21 men on a raid of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. About three weeks before the raid on Harper's Ferry, John Brown wrote to me, informing me that a beginning in his work would soon be made, and that before going forward he wanted to see me, and appointed an old stone-quarry near Chambersburg, Penn., as our place of meeting. Mr.   Return to Search Results. Mary Ritner Boarding House/John Brown House Members of the Ritner family of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, were Underground Railroad activists who made their property available during the summer of to abolitionist John Brown and his associates while they planned their ill-fated raid on the Federal Arsenal at Harper's Ferry on October .

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Review title: Local history of Chambersburg, PA This is a joint review of a pair of books of local history about Chambersburg, PA, the seat of Franklin County in the south-central part of the state, where I was born and later returned and lived for about 15 years.

The other book is John Brown in Chambersburg. Reviewing books like this certainly requires a different approach and a different 4/5. John Brown in Chambersburg Paperback – January 1, by Virginia Stake (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ — $ Paperback $ 5 Used from $ Your guide to mental : Virginia Stake. john brown's family and his men, many of whom came to chambersburg: ix: john brown's men and family in and out of chambersburg before the attack on harpers ferry: x: john henrie kagi, john brown's secretary of war, in chambersburg: xi: col.

a.k. mcclure's making of a will for francis jackson merriam: xii: john brown. A New York Times Notable Book for A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S.

history. The burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Chambersburg, frontier town, a bicentennial narrative of the origin and growth of Chambersburg and Franklin County in Pennsylvania Midnight rising: John Brown and raid that sparked the Civil War.

John Brown House, also known as the Ritner Boarding House, is a historic home located at Chambersburg in Franklin County, is a two-story, three-bay wide, hewn-log building covered in clapboard.

Abolitionist John Brown (–) stayed here from June until mid-Octoberwhile receiving supplies and recruits for his raid on Harpers Ferry. June marks the th anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry. Who was John Brown, what did he do, why did he do it, and what was his connection to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Brown married twice, and fathered 20 children. He moved frequently, became involved in many business ventures, and was forced to declare bankruptcy in the. John Brown House. East King Street in Chambersburg, PA. HOURS May - October Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm.

A state historical marker dedicated in on the north side of Route 30 in western Chambersburg reads, “FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND JOHN BROWN. The two abolitionists met at a stone quarry here, Aug., and discussed Brown’s.

John Brown () occupied an upstairs bedroom in this house in the summer ofwhile he formulated his plan and secured weapons for his attack on the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry on Octo Because of his notoriety as an abolitionist and his Kansas escapades, Brown assumed the name of Dr.

Isaac Smith and claimed to be scouting the area as an iron mine developer. Abolitionist John Brown Boards in Chambersburg John Brown came to Chambersburg in summer of wearing a beard as a disguise and using the alias of Isaac Smith.

He took up residence at Mary Ritter's boarding house on East King Street, professing to be a. John Brown House Chambersburg. 44 likes 1 talking about this 1 was here. The John Brown House (Ritner Boarding House) was where the famous abolitionist boarded during the. Buy John Brown in Chambersburg by Virginia Stake online at Alibris.

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Twelfth Day, Thursday March 31st It’s breezy, overcast, and warm the day I drive south from Rochester to Washington D.C., with a first stop in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania to visit two sites of special interest for my Frederick Douglass journey.

The first is a two story clapboard house at E. King St, where John Brown rented a room in. Owen Brown, born November 4,at Hudson, Ohio, was John Brown's third son, and his stalwart, reliable lieutenant both in Kansas and at Harper's Ferry. It was due largely to his unfaltering determination and great physical strength that the little group of survivors of.

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BAD GOOD. The following is an excerpt from Christopher Williams’ book “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown.” I was 16 when I started my apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner in I had an early passion for woodwork – or at least I enjoyed woodwork at.

John Brown in Chambersburg ; 2nd PrintingFranklin County Heritage; Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny in English - Cover is from 2nd Edition. John A Brown is listed as a Treasurer with Squeaky Clean Laundry Center, Inc.

in Pennsylvania. The address on file for this person is Anthony Hwy, Chambersburg, PA in Franklin County. The company is a Pennsylvania Domestic Business Corporation, which was filed on March 5, The John Brown House was rededicated and opened on May 2, as part of the th Anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

The John Brown House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in The John Brown has been restored with period furniture. One visitor remarked that if John Brown came to Chambersburg today.

John Brown House Chambersburg. 44 likes 1 was here. The John Brown House (Ritner Boarding House) was where the famous abolitionist boarded during the summer of. While in Chambersburg, Brown posed as Dr. Isaac Smith, an iron mine developer, and bought, shipped and stored weapons under the guise of mining equipment.

Brown (using the name John Smith) and John Henry Kagi met with Frederick Douglass and Shields Green at an abandoned quarry outside of town to discuss the raid on August 1 review of Frederick Douglass and John Brown Historical Marker "As it is Black History Month and there's a spike in interest in Frederick Douglass thanks to a mention by the President, here's a timely historical marker in Chambersburg, PA.

It is Location: West Washington St Chambersburg, PA John Brown, militant American abolitionist and veteran of Bleeding Kansas whose raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in and subsequent execution made him an antislavery martyr and was instrumental in heightening sectional animosities that led to the American Civil War.

John Brown also spoke at one of the Boston Anniversary meetings in Tremont Temple, the last week in this same May, and was present on Saturday, May 28th, at the weekly dinner of the “Bird Club.Chambersburg During the Civil WarUnderground railroad / John BrownByChambersburg and its active community of free and enslaved blacks and sympathetic whites was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Several schools taught black children, although such was illegal in Virginia and slave states further south. John Brown stayed in.John Brown the John Brown House in Chambersburg PA Mid-state Connections John Brown’s connection to mid-state Pennsylvania comes from the fact that he lived in Chambersburg during the summer ofwhile planning and gathering supplies for his raid on Harpers Ferry, under the alias of Isaac Smith.

In August of Frederick Douglass came.