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Harper's Ferry insurrection - Interior of the Engine-House, just before the gate is broken down by the storming party - Col. Washington and his associates as captives, held by Brown as hostages

Harper's Ferry insurrection - Interior of the Engine-House, just before the gate is broken down by the storming party - Col. Washington and his associates as captives, held by Brown as hostages

 
 
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Men shot and bleeding, John Brown and others with rifle and pikes, and hostages inside the engine house of the Harpers Ferry Armory.
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Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 8, no. 205 (1859 Nov. 5), p. 359.

Steam Machines, Engines, Locomotives. In 1781 James Watt patented a steam engine that produced continuous rotary motion. Watt's ten-horsepower engines enabled a wide range of manufacturing machinery to be powered. The engines could be sited anywhere that water and coal or wood fuel could be obtained. By 1883, engines that could provide 10,000 hp had become feasible. The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution.

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01/01/1859
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Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)39.32528, -77.73889
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Library of Congress
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