U.S. marine archaeologists recently discovered what they believe is the Civil War ship Planter, taken by black patriot and Christian leader Robert Smalls.
WallBuilders has featured Robert Smalls — certainly one of the more interesting stories of the Civil War and a breakthrough account of great victory in a time of intense racial hatred.
We own several artifacts related to Robert Smalls, including the account of the medal he received for commandeering the Confederate ship and turning it over to the Union Army.
This new discovery by marine archaeologists is a great opportunity to renew a familiarity with a great American hero, Robert Smalls!
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