William Walker and his companions are indicted in New Orleans under the Neutrality Laws
A federal grand jury in the District Court of New Orleans indicts William Walker and several of his companions for violation of the Neutrality Laws. The group had recently been returned to the United States after their latest effort to filibuster in central America ended with them under U.S. Navy arrest. Walker was bound over to appear in April but the Government did not pursue the indictments. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 367.