Captured American slaveship arrives in Charleston Harbor with 318 slaves aboard
The 187 ton vessel New Orleans registered vessel Echo arrived in Charleston under a prize crew from the U.S.S. Dolphin, Lieutenant John Newlands Maffitt commanding. The Echo had been captured off the coast of Cuba six days earlier carrying a full cargo of 318 African slaves. On August 29, 1858, the slaves were landed at nearby Castle Pinckney. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 371.