Beginning Date
Sunday, November 26, 1854
Starting Point

Around Sunday, November 26, 1854, four enslaved people escaped from St. Charles, apparently in coordination with two near-simultaneous group escapes from Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis (described as a second "stampede" from St. Louis in just over one month). They reached Chicago in early December, and gained their freedom following a botched rendition attempt under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. 

Escape Attributes
Multiple Slaveholders
Serial Escapes
Waterways Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
UGRR Involvement
Court Hearing
Escape Numbers
Escape Numbers Comment
Also counted as part of the 1854 St. Louis Stampedes
Notes on Sources

Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 145;  St. Louis Missouri Democrat, November 30, 1854 (NP);  St. Louis Missouri Republican, December 10, 1854 (HMO)