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In Trujillo, William Walker proclaims his support for the Honduran people against their government

William Walker, detail
08/07/1860
The day after he and his men had taken the fort at the port city of Trujillo on the Honduran mainland, William Walker issued a proclamation that he made war only on the Honduran government and not on its people.  Hondurans, however, forced him to flee and he surrendered to Royal Navy forces in the area.  The British turned him over to the Honduran government  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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