Robert Smals
Updated: 1/21/2020
Robert Smals
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  • Robert Smalls was born in 1839 in Beaufort California then later shipped as a youth to Charleston and worked in verity of jobs until he got to seafaring
  • After mastering sea faring he had become "De Facto Pilot" of a confederate transport steamer called the "planter".
  • while having taught himself to read and wright, he had also concurred the tricky currents and the routs
  • The Civil War started in 1861 because he wasn't chosen to go to war that gave him an opportunity
  • Robert then fled onto the planter with his family and some crew mates
  • After escaping slavery and achieving freedom, he was soon honored for helping African Americans by supplying them with arms and people
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