Hallowed Ground: Fall 2009

Featured Online Articles

This quarterly issue of the Civil War Preservation Trust's membership magazine focuses on John Brown's Raid. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

John Brown Feature 1

Purged Away with Blood

Dennis E. Frye

National Park Service historian Dennis Frye describes the fateful events of John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859.Read the article »

John Brown Spark Spread

John Brown's Smoldering Spark

Dennis E. Frye

On the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid, look back to the controversy of the 100th anniversary in 1959 — in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement — when the memory of Brown continued to prick federal policy and elicit fear within federal agencies.Read the article »

John Brown Raiders

John Brown's Raiders

Although the radical abolitionist assault on the U.S. armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry has gone down in history as John Brown’s Raid, the 59-year-old Brown was accompanied by 21 others.Read the article »

Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks

Profiles in Preservation

Novelist and preservationist Robert Hicks is the troubadour of Franklin, Tenn. In a recent interview he shared his thoughts on the battlefield, its resurgence and the role of historic fiction.Read the article »

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