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Old 01-10-2009, 08:21 AM   #29
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John Brown's Scaffold



Marker is at the intersection of S. Samuel Street and Hunter Street, Charles Town, Jefferson County West Virginia.



Built in 1892 by Col John Thomas Gibson, this house sits on the site of John Brown's execution.

Gibson-Todd House



Admittance to John Brown’s execution was severely restricted. Virginia governor Henry A. Wise, fearing a last minute attempt to free Brown, had ordered 1,500 soldiers to Charlestown. Suspicious characters and loiterers were to be arrested. The hanging site would be free of all civilians. No person was allowed within hearing distance of the gallows; if Brown presented memorable last words, they would go unheard. Professor Thomas J. Jackson, later known as "Stonewall" in the first Battle of Bull Run, stood with cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, who where among the 1500 providing security. Also in attendence was John Wilkes Booth, who had joined the Richmond Grays in order to view the execution.

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