Beginning Date
Monday, July 1, 1844
Starting Point
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
James Bissell
Mid Points
End Point

Four enslaved people escaped from St. Louis in 1844, and successfully reached Chicago. Despite slaveholder James Bissell's efforts to send slave catchers in pursuit, the four freedom seekers' bid for liberty was successful. 

Escape Attributes
Single Group Escape
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

Dexter, Bondage in Egypt, 318