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The "John Brown Pike", circa 1859

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Identifier: id85840
Scope and Contents Metal pike made by Connecticut blacksmith Charles Blair. According to Nina Taliaferro Sanders, this is the head of one of the pikes John Brown provided to arm the slaves of Virginia and the South for his insurrection. It came into the possession of General William B. Taliaferro. "689" stamped on ferrule. 13 in (length) x 4.5" (width of hand guard). (A1) Images available at,,...
Dates: circa 1859