Slave rebellion at Stono, SC

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 21:03

"about twenty slaves rebelled, killed two warehouse guards, stole guns and gunpowder, and headed south, killing people in their way, and burning buildings. They were joined by others, until there were perhaps eighty slaves in all...the militia found and attacked them. In the ensuing battle perhaps fifty slaves and twenty-five whites were killed before the uprising was crushed."

Year
1739
Location
Stono
State
Region
Page
p. 36
Perpetrator
Victim
Event Type
Source
A People's History of the United States