harper ferry

Harpers Ferry

[hahr-perz]
noun
a town in NE West Virginia at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers: site of John Brown's raid 1859.
Also, Harper's Ferry.
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The place now in West Virginia where the militant abolitionist John Brown was captured in 1859, after he seized a federal arsenal there.

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