Courthouse Charles Town West Virginia


Stock #: 181291
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Charles Town
State: West Virginia (WV)
County: Jefferson
Publisher: National Tribune
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Court House at Charlestown, W. Va. (then Virginia), where John Brown was tried and convicted on Npv. 2, 1859. The scaffold on which Brown was executed was afterwards built into the porch of a house, bought by a Confederate soldier, still the owner. It was taken to Chicago and then brought to Washington. The Kansas State Historical Society will probably become its permanent owner."

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