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U.S. Navy captures Baltimore owned slave ship off Cuban coast with five hundred slaves aboard

Slaves on the deck of the captured slaveship "Wildfire," April 1860
05/09/1860
The Baltimore owned bark William had sailed from west Africa in March 1860 bound for Cuba with a cargo of 744 slaves.  On May 9, 1860 the U.S.S. Wyandotte intercepted the slaver off the southern coast of Cuba.  The prize was towed into Key West, Florida and the 513 surviving Africans turned over to the U.S. Marshal.  The William was later confiscated and sold.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 390.

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