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John Brown's victory at Black Jack drove those pro-slavery to new fury, and those who were anti-slavery to new efforts
John Brown, after long meditation, planned to fortify himself somewhere in the mountains of Virginia or Tennessee and there make raids on the surrounding plantations, freeing slaves
In spite of a price on his head, John Brown, in 1859, liberated 12 Negroes from Missouri plantations
July 3, 1859, John Brown stocked an old barn with guns and ammunitions; he was ready to strike his first blow at slavery
Sunday, October 16, 1859, John Brown with a company of 21 men, white and black, marched on Harpers Ferry