John Brown and his fellow prisoners are held at Charlestown, Virginia pending trial
John Brown and four of his surviving raiders were under heavy guard at the Charlestown Jail awaiting their first appearance before a Virginia court. Brown himself was recovering from the wound he had sustained in the storming of the engine house. (By John Osborne)
John Stauffer, The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), 237.