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Four of John Brown's raiders sentenced to death in Charlestown, Virginia

John Edwin Cook, detail
11/10/1859
John Edwin Cook, Shields Green, John Copeland, and Edwin Coppoc were all sentenced to death in the court of Judge Parker in Charlestown, Virginia after having been found guilty on charges stemming from their participation in the Harpers Ferry Raid.  Coppoc's brother Barclay, another raider, had escaped and was later killed serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"New of the Day,"  New York Times, November 10, 1859, p. 4. 

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