RUNAWAY NEGROES––Night before last six negro men, belonging to Judge Olly Williams, living sixteen miles from the city, on the St. Charles rock road, decamped from their master's plantation, taking with them a horse and buggy, a wagon, and two mules, besides one or two other horses. The names of three of them are Jerry, Louis and Nathan. It is supposed they have struck for Illinois "shouting the battle cry of freedom."


"Runaway Negroes," St. Louis (MO) Republican, April 16, 1863

Related Escape / Stampede
Coverage Type
Location of Coverage- City
St. Louis
Location of Coverage- State
Contains Stampede Term