John Brown and his fellow prisoners are held at Charlestown pending trial before a Virginia court
John Brown and four of his surviving raiders were under heavy guard at the Charlestown Jail awaiting their first appearance before a Virginia court. Brown himself was recovering from the wound he had sustained in the storming of the engine house. (By John Osborne)
John Stauffer, The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), 237.