Beginning Date
Friday, November 1, 1861
Starting Point
Friday, December 27, 1861
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Hardy McElrath (age about 21) // Isaac McElroy (age about 35)
Mid Points
End Point

Two enslaved men, roughly 21-year-old Hardy McElrath (or Mackelrath) and roughly 35-year-old Isaac McElroy (or Mackelrath), escaped from near Warsaw in early November, and were recaptured near St. Louis on November 18, 1861.  On December 27, Union provost marshal general Bernard Farrar released both men under the First Confiscation Act, after determining that their slaveholder had forced them to labor for the Confederate army. 

Escape Attributes
Serial Escapes
Single Group Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, December 5 and 30, 1861 (HMO)