Beginning Date
Friday, November 1, 1861
Starting Point
Friday, December 27, 1861
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
William Leslie // Albert Leslie // Thomas Jefferson
Mid Points
End Point

Three enslaved men, William Leslie, Albert Leslie and Thomas Jefferson, escaped from Warsaw, Missouri sometime in early November and were arrested near St. Louis on November 18, 1861. On December 27, Union provost marshal general Bernard Farrar released William and Albert Leslie under the First Confiscation Act, after determining that their slaveholder had forced them to labor for the Confederate army. Jefferson's fate remains unclear. 

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

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