Allegheny City Society Presents The Biddle Boys’ Bold Escape!

Did you know that famous outlaws, the Biddle Boys, have a connection to Pittsburgh’s Northside? William “Bill” May, an employee in the City of Butler, Pennsylvania, spends his free time with fellow Civil War re-enactors and historians. Bill May often arrives in full uniform and gear, giving a one-man portrayal of a Union soldier on his way home from the front. His popular talk, entitled “A Visit from a Civil War Soldier,” is based upon the actual diaries of his own great-grandfather who lived in Butler, PA. As an avid story teller, Bill will relate the fascinating story of the two Biddle Boys who broke out of the Allegheny County Jail one cold winter night with the aid of the warden’s wife! There is a Northside connection to this story. Come and find out more about it.

Sponsored by Allegheny City Society, the Famous Outlaws: The Biddle Boys on the North Side will be held on Monday, June 27, at 6:00 pm at the Carnegie Library – Allegheny. For more information, visit the Biddle Boys Escape event page. Registration is required for this event. To register, call 412-237-1890, or email

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny 1230 Federal Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212