The war hero Robert Smalls died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Remembered for an American Civil War-era act of bravery in which he took over a Confederate vessel (the CSS Planter) and sailed himself and several other enslaved people to freedom in the North, he is also notable for his post-war political career.
The son of Lydia Polite, he spent his youth as a slave of Beaufort, South Carolina plantation owner Henry McKee. Smalls’ marriage to Hannah Jones began in 1856 and produced a daughter named Elizabeth and a son named Robert, Jr.