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Robert Smalls books at Browsers Uncommon Books

Robert Smalls books at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 17April2012
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Robert Smalls

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Robert Smalls
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 5th and 7th district
In office
March 1875–March 1879,
July 1882–March 1883
and March 1884–March 1887
Preceded by Richard H. Cain
Succeeded by William Elliott
Personal details
Born April 5, 1839
Beaufort, South Carolina
Died February 23, 1915 (aged 75)
Beaufort, South Carolina
Political party Republican
Robert Smalls (April 5 , 1839–February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed himself and his family from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the Planter, in Charleston harbor, and sailing it to freedom. Continue reading at wikipedia

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