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U.S. Navy captures unregistered slave ship off the north coast of Cuba

Slaves on the deck of the captured slaveship "Wildfire," April 1860
05/23/1860
Of the north coast of Cuba, the U.S.S. Crusader stopped and took into custody a French-built bark, named the Bogota, carrying 411 African slaves below decks.  The 232 ton Bogota had sailed from New York in October for the African coast.  The Navy took the vessel to Key West in Florida where the Africans were landed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Marshal there.  Federal courts condemned the ship and it was sold at auction in July.  (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), 439. 

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