Tuesday, October 15, 1861
Friday, December 27, 1861
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
An enslaved man named Ned, held by a slaveholder named Benson, escaped from near Fayette, Missouri in October 1861. He was recaptured in St. Louis on November 2, 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.
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, December 5 and 30, 1861 (HMO)