Beginning Date
Friday, June 30, 1854
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Gratz & Shelby
Mid Points
End Point

An enslaved man named Charles escaped from Berlin, Missouri, near Lexington and Dover in Lafayette county, reportedly taking a skiff and using it to navigate to freedom. His enslavers, the firm of Gratz & Shelby, advertised a $100 reward for his recapture.

Escape Attributes
Multiple Slaveholders
Waterways Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 7, 1854 (HMO)