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William Walker and his men capture Trujillo on the Honduran coast

William Walker, detail
08/06/1860
On his final and fatal filibustering expedition, William Walker had sailed from New Orleans, Louisiana  against the Honduran island of Roatán on June 21, 1860.  From there he and his men occupied the port city of Trujillo on the Honduran mainland.  Hondurans forced him to flee and he surrendered to Royal Navy forces in the area.  The British turned him over to the Hondurans who executed him in Trujillo on September 11, 1860.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
William O. Scroggs, Filibusters and Financiers: The Story of William Walker and His Associates (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916), 383-389.

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