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Robert Scott Smalls
Birth: Apr. 5, 1839
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1915
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA

US Congressman, Civil War hero. Born a slave in South Carolina, he engineered a daring escape and delivered a Confederate transport steamer to Union forces. When delivering “The Planter” to the commanding officer of the Union fleet, he said that the ship was intended as a gift given by black Americans to the cause of freedom. He was hailed in Washington DC as a hero and was awarded for his valor. The US Navy made him a captain and he was given command of the “Planter”. After the war he returned to South Carolina where he entered politics. He served in the sate senate before being elected to the US Congress in 1875. He served in that office for five terms. After leaving Congress, he moved back to his hometown of Beaufort where he became a duty collector for the port, publisher of a newspaper and served in South Carolina military as a major general. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Hannah Jones Smalls (1825 - 1883)*
  Annie E Wigg Smalls (1855 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Smalls (____ - 1883)*
  Elizabeth Lydia Smalls Bampfield (1858 - 1959)*
  Sarah Voorhees Smalls Williams (1863 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery
Beaufort
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7181274
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