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Robert Smalls
Civil War Navy 1861-1865
Black Navy Nurses
William Tilghman


Robert Smalls
1839 - 1915

First Black Civil War Hero
First African American to Captain a Union Vessel
Served in the South Carolina Legislature
Served four terms in U.S. Congress
Collector of Customs, Port of Beaufort, South Carolina

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Civil War Navy 1861-1865


African Americans in the Union Navy

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Black Navy Nurses
Forerunners of the Navy Nurse Corps

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William Tilghman, Civilian Ship's Cook,
Saves American Schooner by Killing 
Confederate Prize Crew. 

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