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This monument is to Heyward Shepherd, a African American baggage clerk that was the first victim of John Brown's raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry. It is very interesting that a man fighting for black freedom would kill one of the men he was...More
Let us not forget their is good in all of us, and remember to choose goodness instead of hate. I feel this is what the daughters of the confederacy did by dedicating this monument to Hayward Shephard. This was eye opening to me, an innocent...More
A lot of politics behind this memorial. It was planted here by a reconstruction-era group devoted to covering up the evils of the confederacy and making them look like the victims. This memorial essentially tries to glorify slaves that remained loyal to their masters. It...More
We went on the free ranger guide of Harpers Ferry devoted to the various monuments and buildings located on the grounds. This is an excellent piece of history, put together by an intern a few years ago and beautifully presented by the Ranger.
Dedicated by the Daughters of the Confederacy, who praised the black man's "loyal service" by being the first shot by the abolitionists led by John Brown. Stands on the street next to the John Brown museum, adjacent from the relocated fire building.