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Winder, Edward L. (fl. 1858) to William McBlair

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00722.39 Author/Creator: Winder, Edward L. (fl. 1858) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 July 1858 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31 x 30 cm.

Summary of Content: Relates a conversation with British Naval Commander Wise regarding capture of a slave trading ship. Winder, an American sailor had been stationed on the British ship "Vesuvius," under the command of Wise. Wise told Winder that he had boarded a ship, convinced she was "a slaver," but "could not touch her" because she flew the American flag. When Wise warned the ship that he would inform the "Dale" of her presence, the American flag was brought down, and the captain surrendered. Written on board the U.S.S. "Dale" at Porto Praya, Cape Verde. Edward Lloyd Winder, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, later served in the Confederate Navy.

Background Information: Edward Lloyd Winder was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, later served in the Confederate Navy.
William McBlair was a United States naval officer in command of the ship "...Dale," responsible for catching illegal slave trading ships off the coast of Africa. Later served in the Confederate Navy.See More

People: Winder, Edward Lloyd, fl. 1858
McBlair, William, d. 1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryAmerican FlagSlaverySlave TradeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary LawAfricaAfrican American HistoryAfrican Squadron

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