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Photograph of the fort's exterior. It was built in 1848 as a guard and fire engine house for the federal Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, then a part of Virginia. Storer College was a historically black college. The fort was on the campus of Storer College from 1909 to 1968.
The U.S. Army Buildings which John Brown took possession of. Harpers Ferry, W. VA. Junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Meeting of the States of MD., W. VA., and VA.  Arsenal captured, October 16, 1859.
Maryland, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and a reconstructed Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge on the Potomac River as viewed from the Harpers Ferry cemetery. Note the head stones in the foreground and the smoke stack of the burned out United States Armory below. The photograph was taken during the Civil War.
Looking east along the Potomac River on the Virginia (West Virginia) side. The ruins of the Armory can be seen on the left and telegraph poles line the damaged tracks. Two men, one leaning on a telegraph pole and another next to the house are not identified. The photograph was taken several weeks after the September,1862 battle when Stonewall Jackson's artillery shelled the town, forcing the Union troops to surrender.
Burning of the U.S. Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry on the night of April 18, 1861. From a sketch in Leslies Weekly. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'WV in the Civil War.'
This is the site of the U.S. Arsenal captured by John Brown October 16th 1859.