John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, In October 1859,
involved only a handful of abolitionists, freed no slaves, and was over in two days.
Although many Northerners condemned the raid, by 1863 John Brown had become a hero
and a martyr in the North. The views about John Brown expressed in the documents
illustrate the strained relationship between the North and South before the civil war(1859-
1860) and the severely crippled relationship
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elected the South immediately succeeded and the Civil war began shortly
after. During the Civil War John Brown rose to Hero and Martyr status and a famous
song of the civil war was pledged to him(Doc. G).
In Conclusion, the views of John Brown between 1859-1863 clearly showed how
the North-South relationship was hanging on a thread and was cut as John Brown became
more famous between these periods and into the Civil War.