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Slave Stampede in Kentucky--A Slave Woman Murdering Her Children to prevent their being taken back to Slavery.

    CINCINNATI. JAN 28. -- There was quite a stampede among the slaves of the border counties of Kentucky last night, and the whereabouts of several having been discovered in this city, the officers at noon to day proceeded to make the arrests. On approaching a house where the slaves were secreted the latter fired upon them, wounding two or three spectators slightly. One slave woman, finding that escape was impossible, cut the throats of her children, killing one instantly, and severely wounding two others! Six slaves were apprehended but eight are said to have escaped. 

Citation

"Slave Stampede in Kentucky - A Slave Woman Murdering Her Children to prevent their being taken back to Slavery," Baltimore (MD) Sun, January 29, 1856, p. 2

Related Escape / Stampede
Location of Stampede
Kentucky
Coverage Type
Via Wire Report
Location of Coverage- City
Baltimore
Location of Coverage- State
Maryland
Contains Stampede Term
Yes