POST/VIDEO: Glancing at 3 Famous Years: October, 1859-October, 1862 (PART 3) by Jim Surkamp

The three-year period in Jefferson County, Va. encompasses the John Brown raid, trial and their executions; followed by tumultuous debates and the secession of Virginia; then the revolt to that by western Virginia; explosions at Harper’s Ferry; massive armies; vast railroad destruction and regular conflict; emptied cupboards; thousands of African-Americans converging on the “freedom land” of Federally-occupied Harper’s Ferry – climaxing with the Universe-disturbing Antietam battle.

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VIDEO: Transcript -The Home Front in Jefferson County, VA. fall, 1862 by Jim Surkamp (captioning)


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VIDEO: The Home Front in Jefferson County Then-Virginia, September-October, 1862 Click Here. TRT: 12:07.

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Transcript of Video:
(Music from Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times,Come Again No More” played and performed by Terry Tucker)

Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears, while we all sup sorrow with the poor.

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