Beginning Date
Tuesday, October 15, 1861
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Col. Reed
Mid Points
End Point

An enslaved man named Luther escaped from a slaveholder named Col. Reed near Fayette, Missouri, and was recaptured near St. Louis on October 31, 1861. On December 27, Union provost marshal general Bernard Farrar released Luther under the First Confiscation Act, after determining that his slaveholder had forced him to labor for the Confederate army. 

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

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