The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor



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"With God On Their Side" 1859

Randy Bond - 11Jun11 1:10PM


Abolitionist John Brown, a rifle in one hand and a Bible in the other, preaches to a group of men he hopes to recruit for a planned raid on the Federal Arsenal located at Harper's Ferry, (West) Virginia. The purpose of the raid was to capture weapons for an armed slave revolt. The raid would occur later on October 16th and last until October 18th, when the raiders were either killed or captured by U.S. Marines under the command of Brevet Colonel Robert E. Lee of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry.


Figures from Wm. Hocker Sets: 322 and 325


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