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U.S. Navy captures New Orleans owned slave ship off the coast of Cuba

John Newland Maffitt, detail
07/23/1860
The U.S.S. Crusader, under the command of  Lieutenant John N. Maffitt, surprised and captured the New Orleans, Louisiana owned slave brig William R. Kibby off the coast of Cuba.  The 190 ton slaver was believed to have just unloaded its human cargo of around 400 Africans on the island.  Three young Africans were found aboard and they and the ship were sailed into New York Harbor.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Slave Trade: Two Slave-Brigs Captured, " New York Times, August 16, 1860.

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