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Lewis S. Leary (c.1850s)

Lewis Sheridan Leary (1835-1859)

An Oberlin harnessmaker, Lewis Sheridan Leary participated in the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue (September 13, 1858) but he was not indicted. Leary accompanied John Brown on the raid of the Harpers Ferry arsenal (October 1859), where he was killed during the gun fight with Federal troops.

Photograph, c.1850s


Bust of John Brown (1870)

Daguerreotype of Samuel Burdette, G.C. Towbridge, and Henry Kinney, who were involved in Bleeding Kansas (1856)

Letter home by John A. Copeland (1859)

Photograph of Lewis S. Leary, Harpers Ferry participant (c.1850s)

“A Journey to Virginia in December, 1859,” A Thursday Lecture by James Monroe (1898), p. 158-59.

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