Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. Turner and six of his men went from house to house, freeing slaves and killing whites. His group of six men grew to about 70 slaves. Sixty whites were killed and in return, whites killed about one hundred African Americans. Nat Turner was captured on October 30, 1831. Turner was sentenced to execution. On November 11, 1831, Turner was hung and skinned.