Beginning Date
Sunday, May 20, 1855
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Ben (age 22)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
H.H. Cohen
Mid Points
End Point

On Sunday, May 20, 1855, a roughly 22-year-old enslaved man named Ben escaped from St. Louis. His enslaver, H.H. Cohen, advertised a $100 reward for his recapture.  This episode was part of the 1855 St. Louis Stampede.

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St.  Louis Missouri Republican, May 24, 1855 (GB)