Galvanizing AbolitionistsIn the summer of 1839, the Amistad, a Spanish coastal schooner with 39 kidnapped Africans aboard, was found in Long Island Sound and brought to New London. The captives, who had been sold into slavery in Cuba, had taken over the ship and were attempting to sail back to Africa. Following a hearing onboard the Amistad while she lay anchored off Fort Trumbull, the 39 Africans were transported by ship to New Haven for trial on charges of mutiny and murder.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 743082 N 4582167|
|Decimal Degrees||41.35433333, -72.09420000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 21.26', W 72° 5.652'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 21' 15.60" N, 72° 5' 39.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 33-81 State St, New London CT 06320, US|
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