John Brown Pike


This file appears in: Governor Beriah Magoffin
John Brown Pike

After John Brown's raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in October, 1859, secessionist Virginian Edmund Ruffin sent a pike to each of the slave state governors, including Kentucky's Beriah Magoffin, with the attached memo: "Sample of the favors designed for us by our northern brethren." Courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society.


This file appears in: Governor Beriah Magoffin