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John Avis

Portrait of Capt. John Avis, John Brown's jailor at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.


Stephen Harriman Long

Leonard, J. H.

This is a portrait of Stephen Harriman Long, 1784-1864, who lead an expedition into the territory west of the Missouri River in 1819 and 1820. Under orders from John C. Calhoun, secretary of war, Long was to acquire thorough and accurate information on the soil, geography, water courses, animals, vegetation, and minerals in the new territory.


Henry Ward Beecher

Mora, J. M.

Portrait of Henry Ward Beecher,1813-1887. Beecher was a prominent, theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman and social reformer, and famous speaker who was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of famous evangelist Lyman Beecher and brother to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Another well-known sister was Isabella Beecher Hooker, a suffragist. He also had a brother, Charles Beecher, who was a renowned Congregationalist minister. Henry Ward Beecher and his congregation in the East contributed Sharp's carbines and Bibles to the Beecher Bible Rifle Colony in Wabaunsee, Kan.


John Brown

Portrait of John Brown, abolitionist and one of the free-state leaders. Brown came to Kansas Territory in 1855 and left in 1859 but in that time, he was involved in several skirmishes with proslavery factions. Brown's acts of violence against proslavery people made him a legendary figure by the time he left Kansas Territory. He was hung on December 2, 1859 after a failed attempt to attack the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.


George Armstrong Custer

This formal portrait shows George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876). Custer, a United States army cavalry officer, is remembered for commanding the U.S. Seventh Cavalry Regiment into the Battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which all of his soldiers and Custer himself were attacked and killed by a coalition of Plains Indians.


Barclay Coppoc

Portrait of Barclay Coppoc, one of John Brown's men who escaped at Harpers Ferry.


John A. Copeland

Portrait of John A Copeland from Oberlin, Ohio. Copeland was one of John Brown's men who fought and was hanged at Harpers Ferry.


Dangerfield Newby

Dangerfield Newby, a John Brown follower, who was killed at the gate of the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.


Massasoit House, Atchison, Kansas

An illustration of the Massasoit House in Atchison, Kansas copied from the book "The Overland Trail". The four-story structure was completed in September of 1856 at the northwest corner of 2nd and Main Street in Atchison, Kansas. The hotel became an Atchison landmark when Abraham Lincoln checked in on December 2, 1859, as he traveled throughout northeast Kansas discussing the issues and concerns of slavery in the territory. The hotel was later destroyed by fire on September 1, 1873.


Survivors of the border ruffian attacks, Lawrence, Kansas

This is a black and white photograph of survivors from the border ruffian attacks on Lawrence, Kansas. The first attack took place on May 21, 1856, when approximately 800 pro-slavery advocates descended upon the Kansas town and proceeded to destroy anti-slavery forces. The second attack, led by William Clark Quantrill on August 21, 1863, resulted in the death of nearly 200 people and the burning of many business and homes within the community.

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