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William Walker launches another fillibustering attempt against Nicaragua from New Orleans

William Walker, detail
10/03/1859
Yet another William Walker-led filibustering expedition against Nicaragua was attempted when Walker and a strong contingent of men left New Orleans on the tugboat Panther.  Their original vessel, the Philadelphia, had been denied sailing permission earlier.  The party landed on the islands of the Southwest Pass below New Orleans to await ocean going transport but were arrested by the U.S. Marshal on the morning of October 7, 1859 for violation of neutrality laws.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 404.
"Capture of the Fillibusters," New York Times, October 8, 1859, p.4.

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