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New York Times, “The Last of the Harper’s Ferry Slaughter,” March 17, 1860

"The Last of the Harper's Ferry Slaughter," New York Times, March 17, 1860
This article from a northern Republican newspaper describes the execution of Albert Hazlett and Aaron Stevens, two of John Brown's raiders, on March 16, 1860 in Charlestown, Virginia (now West Virginia). The raid at Harpers Ferry had taken place from October 16-18, 1859 and these two men were the last of the seven captured raiders, including Brown, to face execution. Ten others in the group had died during the raid, and five of Brown's men had escaped. The term "Spiritualists" refers to a nineteenth-century belief in contacting the dead through mediums. (By Matthew Pinsker)

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