I would like to recommend a great Blog to my readers. The Blog is called History Matters - The Historical Musings of Jerad Frederick, and he is a fellow blogger here at Blogger.com. I hope you enjoy his blog and particularly these two posts about The Sesquicentennial at Harpers Ferry
The first post is a detailed account of the Friday Night Events at Kennedy Farms and the walk to Harpers Ferry. A walk I wish I could have done, if my knees were better. But at least I was a participant in the events Friday evening.
The second post is a detail accounting of the Raid with great citations.