Beginning Date
Sunday, August 25, 1861
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jackson (age about 24)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
James Clemens, Jr.
Mid Points
End Point

On Sunday, August 25, 1861, a roughly 24-year-old enslaved man named Jackson headed to Lafayette Park in St. Louis, where he wound his way through the Union encampment and reportedly "passed himself as free and hired as cook or waiter by some of the officers." His enslaver, James Clemens, Jr., offered a $50 reward for Jackson's recapture. 

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, September 10, 1861 (HMO)