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Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls, American congressman. famous when he guided The Planter past Charleston forts into United States Squadron blockading the harbor, May 1862. member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1868-1870, South Carolina. Senate, 1870-1874; member United States Congress (Republican) from South Carolina., 44th-45th, 47th-49th congresses, 1875-1879, July 19, 1882-1883, 84-87.

Background

  • Smalls, Robert was born on April 5, 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. Son of Robert and Lydia Smalls.

  • Career

    • Captain, commander; delegate South Carolina. Constl; general South Carolina. Militia, 1865-1877; delegate South Carolina.

    Major achievements

    • Famous when he guided The Planter past Charleston forts into United States Squadron blockading the harbor, May 1862.

    Membership

    Member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1868-1870, South Carolina. Senate, 1870-1874; member United States Congress (Republican) from South Carolina., 44th-45th, 47th-49th congresses, 1875-1879, July 19, 1882-1883, 84-87.

    Connections

    • Married Hannah, 1856. Married second, Annie Wigg, April.
    • father: Robert Smalls
    • mother: Lydia Smalls
    • spouses: Hannah
    • Annie Wigg
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    Died February 22, 1915
    (aged 75)
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