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Harper's Ferry, The Strange Story of, With Legends of the Surrounding Country
Harper's Ferry The Strange Story of With Legends of the Surrounding Country Author:Joseph Barry PREFACE — The Real story of Harper's Ferry is sad, and but little less wild and romantic than the old-time legends that abound in the long settled country around. The facts of the story we give with scrupulous exactness. We, ourselves, have witnessed many of the most important incidents narrated and, for what happened before our time, we have evi... more »dence of old settlers of the highest character and veracity,
The legends are consistant, even though they may have no other claim on our consideration. They never have more than one version, although one narrator may give more facts than another. The narratives never contradict one another in any material way, which goes to show that there was a time when everybody around believed the main facts.