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I should arise and prepare myself and fight my enemies with their ownweapons Turner explained to his four friendsEgerton 517 Turnercontinued telling the four men about the particular visions he had beenhaving for months Sometime are February there was an eclipse on thatday Turner had his first particular vision Turner said it was a messagesent from above telling him he was a good prophet After that dayTurner said he started seeing and hearing unusual things such asfigures on leaves blood on corn and voices in the wind telling himbible passages On May 18 1828 Turner had another vision but this onewas violent In the vision he saw blacks and whites fighting Turnerbelieved these visions were a sign from God telling Turner to endslavery So Turner told his four friends about his strange visions hehas been receiving from above Turner created a plan to start arebellion so slavery would be abolished and he wanted the four men hetrusted the most to join the rebellion first All four of the menagreed and they also agreed on waiting until Turner felt it was time tobegan the rebellion Turner and his men adored the idea of the rebellion While Turnerwaited until he felt it was the perfect time to start the rebellion hewould spend his free time reading bibles researching and trying tofind answers to his unusual visions Everything changed on August 13thThat night the atmosphere where Turner lived was acting strange Thesuns light turned a faint color and the sky turned from white to blueto green in a second Turner believed that it was another sign fromGod and felt that it was time to begin the rebellion therefore he andhis men joined together and planned their first attack Their firstattack targeted Turners recent master Joseph Travis On August 21stTurner led his men to Traviss household They snuck in their bedroomfinding Sally and Joseph Travis sleeping in bed They began axing theirbodies and searched throughout the house to find
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