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Harpers Ferry Armory and Arsenal


1792

Congress authorized the building of two national arsenals for the storage of arms

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1794

Congress authorized the building of two armories for the manufacture of small arms

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1798

An industrial site was built at Harpers Ferry

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1799

The U.S. Armory and Arsenal was established at Harpers Ferry

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1833

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal came to Harpers Ferry

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1837

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad arrived at Harpers Ferry

1855

Rifled muskets were being built at the Harpers Ferry Armory

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Oct 16, 1859

John Brown attempted to seize federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

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1861

Retreating Confederate soldiers burned the Harpers Ferry arsenal buildings

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1861

Harpers Ferry Armory and Arsenal was destroyed

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