The rebellion of Nat Turner took place in Southampton County, Virginia, on August 21 through the 22nd, 1831 and was effectively suppressed at the Belmont Plantation on August 23 in the early morning hours. Led by Nat Turner, this uprising killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people, claiming the highest number of fatalities out of any slave rebellion in the Southern states. Though the rebellion was put down after a few days, Turner fled and went into hiding, where he survived for more than 2 months. In the aftermath of this slave uprising, fear spread like wildfire, and 56 slaves were accused of participating in the rebellion and executed. Anywhere from 100 to possibly 200 African-Americans were murdered by mobs and militias in the aftermath of this bloody revolt, and state legislatures passed laws that made the education of slaves and free blacks illegal across the South.