Voices of the Civil War Episode 23 "Robert Smalls" - The Charles H. Wright Museum Blog

Voices of the Civil War Episode 23 "Robert Smalls"

 

In December 1863, a lifelong slave named Robert Smalls became the first black

captain of a United States vessel. From that point onward, he would earn $150 per

month, making him one of the war’s highest paid black soldiers. But Smalls’ most

memorable accomplishment came a year earlier, in one of the most audacious acts

of the Civil War.
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