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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: sword in hand. (search)
ermitted to cross the bridge, was refused by him; and by this time, as the night had fallen, the firing ceased on both sides. The result of the day's fight to the Liberators looked extremely gloomy. In the rivers floated the corpses of Kagi, Leeman, Stewart Taylor, and Win. Thompson. Imprisoned, and near to death, lay Lewis Leary and Stevens. Copeland was a captive. On the street lay the dead bodies of Hazlitt and Newby. In the engine house were the remains of Oliver Brown, and Dauphin Thompson; while Watson, the Captain's son, lay without hope of recovery. The only unwounded survivors of the Liberators in the engine house were Captain Brown, Jerry Anderson, Edwin Coppoc, and Shields Green, the negro. Eight Virginia hostages, and a small number of armed negroes, were with them. Where were the others, and what had they been doing? John E. Cook, in his Confession, thus stated their position: When we returned from the capture of Washington, I staid a short time in the