Great Stampede of Negroes from Richmond.
HOW THEY FIGHT FOR THEIR MASTERS.
[From the Richmond Sentinel, Dec. 23.]
A regular panic and stampede has taken place among the negroes of this city. Between forty and fifty have run off to the Yankees since last Saturday, in most cases carrying their trunks and household goods. On Wednesday night seven negroes belonging to Mr. Valentine Ricklar, living just beyond Union Hill, went off, carrying all their furniture. The cause of the stampede is the report that has gotten abroad that all the male negroes are to be put into the army.
"Great Stampede of Negroes from Richmond," New York (NY) Herald, December 27, 1864, p. 1