Maryland Slave Revolt: 1845
Mark Caesar and Bill Wheeler led a group of 75 armed slaves on a march from Charles County to Rockville, Md July 7-8, 1845.

The group was on its way to freedom in Pennsylvania when intercepted by the Montgomery Volunteers who encircled, and after a brief battle, captured many of the escapees.

The two leaders were put on trial. Wheeler was sentenced to death but escaped. Caesar had a mistrial declared on charges of insurrection, but was convicted in a second trial of aiding and abetting the escape of slaves and sentenced to 40 years in prison where he died after five years.

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