In mid-June, the Cecil Whig, a leading eastern Maryland newspaper, shared a brief, but very provocative report from Arkansas. "A slave revolt and stampede is anticipated in Crittenden county, Arkansas, opposite Memphis," claimed the Whig, "and many of the white are fleeing to Memphis for safety." There was no other information provided.
Saturday, June 21, 1862
Escape Numbers Comment
General estimate for "slave revolt" and "stampeded" "anticipated"