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Robert Smalls

congressman

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.

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