Beginning Date
Monday, August 5, 1861
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Sam ("supposed to have gone with the United States troops")
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
C.B. Harper
End Point

On Monday, August 5, 1861, a 19-year-old enslaved man named Sam escaped from a property along the North Missouri Railroad, some five miles northwest of Montgomery City, Missouri. Sam was "supposed to have gone with the United States troops stationed at Mexico, Mo.," and from there to St. Louis or Alton, Illinois. His enslaver, C.B. Harper, offered a $100 reward for Sam's recapture. 

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

St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 22, 1861 (HMO)