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By Ron Field

Рейд John Brown на территорию рабовладельческого Юга закончился печально, судом и казнью. Но именно этот рейд сформировал национальную идею будущей Гражданской войны

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Headgear consists of a Hardee hat with scarlet hat cord, and gold metal wreath attached to front of the crown with letters “J G” inset. He is also armed with a M1842 Musket. ” When ordered to enter as a prisoner, Kelly turned and made his escape, receiving a ball through his hat as he ran. Witnessing the incident, Irish-born grocer Thomas Boerly ran out of his shop at the corner of High and Shenandoah streets and fired his revolver at Newby but missed his mark. The next moment Boerly was shot dead by a bullet from the black raider’s Sharps rifle.

The only raider not of American birth, 23-year-old Stewart Taylor was born in Uxbridge, north of Toronto, in Canada. A spiritualist, student of history, and ardent abolitionist, he was a wagon-maker by trade. Taylor migrated to Iowa in 1858 where he became acquainted with John Brown and attended the Chatham Convention. After that body adjourned, he found employment in Illinois until John Kagi contacted him early in July 1859, at which point he hastened to the Kennedy Farm fearful that he may have been too late to take part in the raid.

Having missed the train carrying the Marines to the Relay House, the two officers waited for a special locomotive to be brought up. At this point Lee sent a telegram ahead to Frederick, Maryland, ordering the Marines to wait for him before entering Harpers Ferry. Soon after, Engine 22 and its tender pulled into the station and Engineer G. F. Gilbert called down to Lee and Stuart, beckoning them to climb up and join him in the cab. After the bemused officers had complied, the engine sped off west at full throttle and six hours later arrived at Sandy Hook, a point several miles east of Harpers Ferry.

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