John Brown stands trial in Charlestown, Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia tried John Brown at the courthouse in Charlestown, Virginia, Judge Richard Parker presiding.  After a trial of five days and a jury deliberation of under an hour, he was found guilty on all charges.  He was sentenced to death on November 2, 1859 and hanged exactly a month later.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
David S. Reynolds, John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, rev. ed. (New York: Vintage Books, 2005), 348-349.
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