Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fact of the Day: Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls was born a slave in South Carolina in the year 1839. During the Civil War he managed to take command of a Confederate ship while it's officers spent the night on land. He steered the ship into Union-controlled waters and greatly help the Union side in the Civil War especially as he knew Confederate secrets like signals.  He later won election several times and served in the House of Representatives in Congress. 

8 comments:

Carolina G. Ticala said...

great person!!!kiss

Martha said...

Good for him!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great story!

Pat Hatt said...

Showed his captures a thing or ten. Good for him indeed.

John M said...

Very brave!

bj said...

I remember reading about him and his bravery.

stephen Hayes said...

An interesting fellow and someone I need to learn more about.

Christine said...

wow, interesting.