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HELP!!!! WILL GIVE MEDAL!!!! What was the strategic significance of Harpers Ferry? Why did abolitionists launch an attack there?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Abolitionists set out for Harper's Ferry to rescue family members and others who were still slaves.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yey

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

lol jk @jonjon46931

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

The signifacence of harper's ferry was an important industrial city in the 1850s and 1860s. Its location on the Potomac River upstream from Washington City made it strategic, and waterpower made it important for manufacturing. The largest industry was arms manufacture for the military. Abolitionist John Brown raided Harper's Ferry, capturing a supply of guns and ammunition with the plan to distribute them to slaves (who would presumably revolt and end slavery forever). Brown was hunted down and hanged, after being captured by Col. Robert E. Lee. The important location on the Potomac put Harper's Ferry in a spot vital to both sides in the Civil War and it repeatedly changed hands. It was shelled and blasted with powder, ending the manufacturing of guns there. Abolitionists set out for Harper's Ferry to rescue family members and others who were still slaves.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

D;

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

jonjon just said that lol @UPTOWN_KRAZY

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

jonjon is right haha

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yep

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