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Waiting To Become A Widow: Mary Brown and the Execution of John Brown

On the morning of December 2, 1859, Mary Day Brown and her companions Hector Tyndale and James and Sarah McKim left the Wager House Hotel in Harpers Ferry, Virginia for a walk at the start of what promised to be another long and trying day. They had barely started out when a gunshot cut the air; Tyndale felt a bullet brush by his head. Whether this was a serious attack or a prank by some over-excited local was not something […]