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Robert Smalls Sails out of Slavery

Robert Smalls

by Cate Lineberry As the waves rocked the Planter, Robert Smalls proudly presented the guns to the dashing young John Frederick Nickels, the captain of the Onward, who had come very close to destroying their ship a few minutes earlier.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

The Battle of Gettysburg, 1–3 July 1863

Gettysburg

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab On 30 June, Meade advised MGen John Reynolds that it seemed Lee would concentrate his forces near the small town of Gettysburg. Reynolds thus sent BGen John Buford and two cavalry brigades

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Posted in Military History
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