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Storming of the armory engine-house at Harpers Ferry
Storming of the armory engine-house at Harpers Ferry

On the morning of October 18, 1859, United States Marines commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Lee stormed the armory engine-house at Harpers Ferry, capturing John Brown and members of his raiding party who had barricaded themselves in the building.

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On This Day in West Virginia History: October