Civil War Events by Person - Robert Smalls


Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of Robert Smalls.

There are a total of (1) Civil War Events by Person - Robert Smalls events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
May 13, 1862

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Robert Smalls, a slave of Charleston, South Carolina, frees himself and his crew by capturing CSS Planter. The ship is delivered to the Union blockade. This action assists in persuading President Lincoln to include blacks into the ranks of the U.S. Army and Navy services.



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