Jefferson County Civil War Page

Jefferson County played an integral part in the Civil War, Harpers Ferry was of particular interest to both the North and the South because of its prominence in the John Brown raid. This page is dedicated to both sides who fought, lived, worked and died in Jefferson County during the Civil War. If you would like to contribute information to this site: contact me.


 

Armory Guard House and Fire Engine circa 1862 (now known as John Brown's Fort)
[Image Courtesy of: Historic Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park]

John Brown's Raid

John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry and subsequent hanging helped escalate tensions between the North and the South leading to the Civil War. The following are off-site links to his story.

John Brown's Raid
Library of Virginia - John Brown's Raid
Articles on John Brown, West Virginia Archives and History
John Brown Raid Photos & Illustrations, West Virginia Archives and History
John Brown - Judgment Day
The Kennedy Farm House
JEB Stuart At John Brown's Raid
John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
Speech on John Brown's Raid by Jefferson Davis
Recollections of the John Brown Raid - by a Virginian who witnessed the fight
John Brown's Raid - As seen by one of his prisoners
The Capture of John Brown
John Brown - A Northern View
John Brown's Place in History
John Brown and his Friends


Civil War Letters

Thomas Clark Letters - onsite


Civil War in Virginia/West Virginia Links

The Civil War and West Virginia Statehood, West Virginia Archives and History