Anderson, Osborne Perry

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Full name
Osborne Perry Anderson
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
Black
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Education
Other
Other Education
Oberlin College
Occupation
Military
Businessman
Relation to Slavery
Free black
Military
Union Army

Osborn Perry Anderson (Villard, 1910)

Scholarship
Osborn Perry Anderson, colored, survived the raid to die of consumption at Washington, D. C., December 13, 1872. Born July 27, 1830, at West Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, he was in his thirtieth year at the time of the raid, of which and o f his escape he left a record in ‘A Voice from Harper’s Ferry,’ which contains, however, many erroneous statements. He learned the printing trade in Canada, where he met John Brown in 1858. After his escape he returned to Canada. During the Civil War, in 1864, he enlisted, became a non-commissioned officer, and was mustered out at the close of the war in Washington.
Oswald Garrison Villard, John Brown, 1800-1859: A Biography Fifty Years After (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1910), 685.
Chicago Style Entry Link
"The Five Brave Negroes with John Brown at Harpers Ferry." Negro History Bulletin 27, no. 7 (1964): 164-169. view record
Anderson, Osborne P. A Voice from Harper's Ferry: A Narrative of Events at Harper's Ferry. Boston, 1861.
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