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Leary, Lewis Sheridan

Lewis Sheridan Leary, photograph, 1859

Leary was one of three black residents of Oberlin, Ohio who died because of their participation in John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry. Albert Hazlett, one of John Brown's white raiders, was captured in Carlisle shortly after the failed assault on the federal arsenal.

Life span: 
03/17/1835 to 10/18/1859


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