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Captured American slaveship arrives in Charleston Harbor with 318 slaves aboard

08/27/1858
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)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 371.

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