A Fugitive Slave Returned to Slavery by Army

October 11, 1861

The story comes from the New York Tribune; it tells of a fugitive, who swam across the river and came to Camp Holt, by the Falls of the Ohio. “The Union force at the Falls is composed entirely of Kentuckians.”   The soldiers rescued him from the waters, and after inquiry, though he begs not to be returned to his master, the article concludes: “But he will be returned.  As I write, a sergeant and squad have him in their midst, and are marching him back to slavery!”