"In these latter days since we have become so wise, nothing seems certain but the silence and the indifference. Nevertheless Brown did die for what he thought was justice, and if his hills and his Bible and his God knew nothing about it and cared nothing, that may not detract from the mad perfection of his deed. For the fact remains that while other men were comfortable he, murderer, madman, and saint, did, either with the inspiration of something greater than himself or without it, lay down his life. In token of which here is his grave."
John Brown was hanged for treason against the state of Virginia 160 years ago today. His soul goes marching on.