Appendix

Tubman Rescue Missions:
The Numbers Questions
Trip Details of missiona Count
of res-
cued
Cited
in
Larson
(pages)
Cited in Humezb Cited in Sanborn 1863
1. December
1850 to Balti-
more
Niece Kessiah Bow-
ley and two children
(Sanborn’s “Sister” is
actually a niece)
3 89–90 yes “Sister and two chil-
dren”
2. “Few months
later” to
Baltimore
Brother Moses and
two other men
3 90 yes “Brother and two
other men”
3. Fall 1851
to Dorchester
County
Went to get husband;
instead brings out a
group of slaves
4–5? 90–91 yes “A party of fugitives
and brought them
safely to Philadelphia”
4. Decem-
ber 1851 to
Dorchester
Countyc
No details; may have
just conveyed eleven
to Canada who had
already been brought
out
11 92 Humez thinks this
is the Christmas
1854 rescue.d
“Party of eleven,”
including “a brother
and his wife”
5. Fall 1852 to
Eastern Shore
Unidentified group
of nine
9 96 yes “From Cape May, in
the fall of 1852, she
went back once more
to Maryland, and
brought away nine
more fugitives.”
6. June 1854
Winnibar Johnson 1 106 yes “Between 1852 and
1857 she made but two
of these journeys.”
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