It’s cold and I’m going through some gallery inventory to keep moving!
When I first opened the gallery, this was one of the first things I displayed on the mantle.
Do you know where the Adams Express Company was in Harper’s Ferry Lower town? The person to whom the money was delivered, may have been Luman Stevens, a man elected as a justice for Bethany in 1847. He was a founder and trustee of the Bethany Academy in 1841.
Here is some information about what was going on according to the National Park Service:
On July 8, Union troops reoccupied Harpers Ferry. From August 1864, to February 1865, Harpers Ferry served as the main base of operations for Major General Philip S. Sheridan’s army, which destroyed Early’s army and conquered the Shenandoah Valley.
Come by Steam at Harper’s Ferry and see this original 150 year old document.