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John Brown Pike

John Brown Pike

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Description
This pike was among 950 pikes that John Brown acquired to arm slaves incited to rebel by his raid on Harpers Ferry. The raid grew out of an earlier plan he devised in the mid-1840s.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
pike
Other Terms
Edged Weapons; Army
date made
ca 1858
maker
Blair, Charles
Measurements
overall: 81 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 206.375 cm x 11.43 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 80 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 204.7875 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
AF.258924
catalog number
258924
serial number
26
accession number
51210
Credit Line
Robert Hinckley
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Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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