Beginning Date
Wednesday, June 6, 1855
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On Wednesday night, June 6, 1855, a group of enslaved people escaped from the Byrnes plantation in Bourbon county, Kentucky. When the slaveholder, Byrnes, attempted to stop the escape, a violent confrontation ensued, where the enslaver was "severely handled" and left unconscious on the ground. The number of freedom seekers, or their names, were not recorded, but they reportedly crossed the Ohio river "about ten miles below" Cincinnati. Byrnes's son arrived in Cincinnati on Friday, June 8, but returned to Kentucky empty-handed. 

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Estimated; number unspecified