Slave Stampede. 

    CINCINNATI, Jan. 28. – A regular stampede of slaves occurred last night from the border counties of Kentucky, and it was ascertained to-day that several of them were secreted in this city. When the officers approached the house where they were concealed, they were fired upon from the windows, by which two or three spectators were slightly wounded. A slave woman finding escape impossible killed one of her children by cutting its throat, and severely wounded two others. Six slaves were arrested, and it was through six escaped. 


"Slave Stampede," Baton Rouge (LA) Daily Advocate, January 31, 1856, p. 2.

Related Escape / Stampede
Location of Stampede
Coverage Type
Via Wire Report
Location of Coverage- City
Baton Rouge
Location of Coverage- State
Contains Stampede Term