The Combahee River Raid

Harriet Tubman & Lowcountry Liberation
Product Number: EB00752795
Released: Jan 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781625850041
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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The little-known story of the South Carolina military raid—led by a Union colonel aided by Harriet Tubman—that freed hundreds of slaves. In 1863, the Union was unable to adequately fill its black regiments. In an attempt to remedy that, Col. James Montgomery led a raid up the Combahee River on June 2 to gather recruits and punish the plantations. Aiding him was an expert at freeing slaves—famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The remarkable effort successfully rescued about 750 enslaved men, women, and children. Only one soldier was killed in the action, which marked a strategy shift in the war that took the fight to civilians. This book details the fascinating true story that became a legend.

Author(s): Jeff W. Grigg
Original Publish Date: Oct 28, 2014

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