The Commonwealth of Virginia sentences John Brown to death
Two days after a jury in Charlestown, Virginia had returned a verdict of guilty on all counts, Judge Richard Parker sentenced John Brown to death by hanging . The sentence was carried out a month later near the edge of the town, on December 2, 1859. (By John Osborne)
David S. Reynolds, John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, rev. ed. (New York: Vintage Books, 2005), 353.