Beginning Date
Monday, September 5, 1859
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Jim (age 24) // Alfred (age 20)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
B.M. Lynch
Mid Points
End Point

On Monday night, September 5, 1859, two enslaved men, 24-year-old Jim and 20-year-old Alfred, escaped from the steamer John Walsh as it was passing the vicinity of Cape Girardeau. Their enslaver, B.M. Lynch, advertised a $600 reward for their recapture.

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Waterways Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, September 13, 1859 (HMO)