A bricklayer recalls storming the Milwaukee jail to liberate Glover

Helped save Glover


A recent immgrant from Cornwall, James S. Angove (1823-1902), was the demonstrator who seized a beam from a nearby construction site to batter down the Milwaukee courthouse door on March 11, 1854. In this interview he recalls the events of that night in detail, including how he became caught up in the event and how Glover escaped pursuit via the underground railroad.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: anonymous
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel, June 10, 1900.
Citation: "Helped save Glover." Milwaukee Sentinel, June 10, 1900. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1033; Visited on: 8/22/2014
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