Beginning Date
Sunday, December 4, 1853
Starting Point
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Pierre Chouteau, Jr.
Mid Points
End Point

Two enslaved people held by wealthy St. Louis citizen Pierre Chouteau, Jr. procured a horse and buggy, crossed the Mississippi via a ferry, and then purchased tickets aboard the Chicago & Alton Railroad, riding the cars to Chicago and freedom. Later two black men from near Alton were charged with assisting the runaways, but neither was convicted.

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Railroad Escape
Waterways Escape
Wagon / Horseback Escape
UGRR Involvement
Court Hearing
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

Dexter, Bondage in Egypt, 328-329