Thursday, March 27, 2014

Slave Runaway: 24-Year-Old William

SEVENTY DOLLARS REWARD. -– Ran away from the Third Section of the James River and Kanawha Canal, about the middle of July last, a bright mulatto, named WILLIAM.  He has a bushy head of hair, a smiling countenance and polite manners; is about twenty-four-year old, and five feet ten or eleven inches in height.  He belongs to the estate of Dr. J. L. Trent, deceased or Cumberland, and may have gone to that county or to Richmond, where he has relations, or made his way to some military station, as he was last year in the service of General Longstreet, and acquired a fondness for camp life.  He had some military clothing with him.  He has a rupture, which may serve more readily to identify him.

The above reward and reasonable expenses will be paid for his delivery at the office of the James River and Kanawha Company in Richmond; at the plantation of J. Robertson, seven miles below Lynchburg; to the undersigned, or any agent of the Company; or half the sum for such information as may lead to his recovery.  A. MICHAELS
                                  Superintendent Third Section
   se 27 – 6t              James River and Kanawha Canal

Source:  “Runaways.” Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia) · Tuesday, September 27, 1864,·Page 1 Downloaded on Mar 25, 2014.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Slave Runaway: Celia Jackson

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD – Ran away from my house on the 25th April 1864, my negro woman CELIA JACKSON.  She is forty-five or fifty years of age.  She has been hiring herself out in Rocketts as a washer woman.  I will pay the above reward if she she be delivered to Grady’s jail, corner Fifteenth and Cary streets.  [sc 24 – 3t*]    F. W. DOGGETT

Source:  “Runaways.” Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia) · Tuesday, September 27, 1864 · Page 1 Downloaded on March 25, 2014 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Slave Runaway, 16-Year-Old Henry

RUNAWAY. -- Ran away from the subscriber on the 24th instant, at Manchester, boy HENRY; about sixteen years of age; five feet high; nearly black; slender; long face and thick lips; on right or left side a wen about the size of a walnut; has eruption on his skin, resembling mosquito bites.  When the said boy left he had on a soldier’s jacket and a common cotton shirt, rather light-colored pants, old hat and shoes; all of which were very dirty.

I will give ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS in the present Confederate currency for the apprehension and delivery of said BOY to Messrs. LEE & BOWMAN, Richmond, or in any jail so I can get him.

Said boy was sold by Messrs. Hill, Dickinson & Co. for James Gray’s sons.  He is supposed to be lurking about Richmond, or at Mr. Mallory’s, on the Mountain road, ten miles above the city, where his mother lives, or in Manchester, where he has a sister living with Mr. Rowlett Winfree.

Sc 27—12t*      JACK HALL.

Source:  “Runaways.” Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), Tuesday, September 27, 1864 · Page 1, Downloaded on March 25, 2014.