Slavery and Resistance - Pike from John Brown's Raid

Pike from John Brown's Raid

Brown began laying the groundwork for his raid years in advance, raising funds from New England backers and ordering custom made pikes for his men. He planned to hand out these pikes to enslaved people who joined his "Provisional Army of the United States" during and after the raid. more...

Material Wood, metal
Catalog # HAFE 4063
Date November 30, 1846
Description Wooden rod with 13 1/2" spike on end and "302" stamped on pike below the hilt; associated with John Brown's raid
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Last updated: January 26, 2017