A print depicting Brown’s raiders and hostages in the interior of the engine house before the US Marines break-in, 1859.
In this print, several of Brown’s men lay wounded while others hold civilian hostages. This illustration appeared in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper on November 5, 1859. Frank Leslie’s was published weekly beginning in 1855. The newspaper gained popularity as a result of its coverage of John Brown’s raid and other events leading to the Civil War.