Key West, FL

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American Colonization Society charter ship transporting rescued Africans to Liberia sails from Key West, Florida Lawmaking/Litigating
Fire destroys a large part of Key West, Florida with 110 houses burned Crime/Disasters
First American Colonization Society charter ship transporting rescued Africans to Liberia sails from Key West, Florida Slavery/Abolition
President Buchanan asks Congress for funding to transport rescued African slaves to Liberia Slavery/Abolition
The American end of the new United States to Cuba undersea telegraph is landed near Key West, Florida. Science/Technology
The International Ocean Telegraph Company is formed to extend telegraph lines into Central American and the Caribbean. Business/Industry
The mayor of Key West and the Cuban captain-general exchange messages on the new United States to Cuba undersea telegraph. Science/Technology
The submarine cable between Punta Rassa and Key West completes the Washington to Havana telegraph line. Business/Industry
The U.S.S. Rhode Island arrives in Philadelphia with Confederate privateer prisoners Battles/Soldiers
U.S. Government contracts with American Colonization Society to transport rescued African slaves to Liberia Slavery/Abolition
U.S. naval units secure the forts of the Florida Keys against secessionist takeover Battles/Soldiers
U.S. Navy captures American slave ship off the coast of Cuba with 507 African slaves aboard Slavery/Abolition
U.S. Navy captures Baltimore owned slave ship off Cuban coast with five hundred slaves aboard Slavery/Abolition
U.S. Navy captures unregistered slave ship off the north coast of Cuba Slavery/Abolition
U.S. Navy delivers captured American slave ship with 507 African slaves aboard to Key West, Florida Slavery/Abolition
Union warship captures Confederate privateer off the Bahamas Battles/Soldiers
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