Fugitive Confederate States founder and General Robert Toombs sails for Cuba from New Orleans
The prominent former Georgia senator and leading figure in the birth of the Confederacy Robert Toombs had eluded federal troops for months, narrowly escaping arrest several times. He reached New Orleans and sailed this day for Havana, Cuba aboard the steamship Alabama. From there he went to Europe and did not return to Georgia till 1868. He refused to apply for a pardon and died in December 1885, an "unreconstructed" rebel. (By John Osborne)
Pleasant A. Stovall, Robert Toombs: Statesman, Speaker, Soldier, Sage (New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892), 304-305.