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Monument to Heyward Shepherd

Potomac Street near Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Innocent Bystander

This monument is to Heyward Shepherd, a African American baggage clerk that was the first victim of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jehenson81
Controversial Monument

This controversial monument is worth the time to read and reflect on how our nation is still so... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
gwenrich8
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Potomac Street near Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

This controversial monument is worth the time to read and reflect on how our nation is still so divided on translating slavery.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Another view into the actions of the abolitionist raiders. Winning at all costs,. Draw your own conclusions.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Heyward Shepherd was a man of color who was free and was the first person to lose his life during the raid of John Brown. Stop by a pay respect.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great monument to the black man john brown killed, all races need to learn to work together ! This monument the daughters of the confederate soldiers is a tribute to him !

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Informative and insightful, thankful to the daughters of the confederate veterans for doing this. Helps you envision the day.

Thank Rue F
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

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. This monument...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

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.

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