The Insurrection in Virginia.

   ...It now appears that the plan was concocted and executed under the lead of Osawatogie [Osawatomie] Brown, of Kansas infamy, accompanied by a set of fanatical Abolitionists from Ohio, Connecticut, and Maine. About one year ago, Brown, under the name of Smith, hired a farm in the vicinity, where the gang rendezvoused. Their object apparently was to procure arms and money from the armory, and induce a general stampede of the slaves in that section of the country....

[Editor's Note: The majority of this article has been omitted from our transcription except for the portions directly mentioning the term "slave stampedes" or some variant]


"The Insurrection in Virginia," Lancaster (SC) News, October 26, 1859, p. 2

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