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The Combahee River raid : Harriet Tubman & lowcountry liberation / Jeff W. Grigg.

Author/creator Grigg, Jeff W.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Charleston, SC : Published by the History Press, 2014.
Copyright Notice ©2014
Description126 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Portion of title Harriet Tubman & lowcountry liberation
Contents They called her Moses -- James Montgomery -- Black Dave -- Department of the South -- New regiments -- The lowcountry -- A different kind of warfare -- Reaction -- Myth and reality.
Abstract In 1863, the Union was unable to adequately fill its Black regiments. In an attempt to remedy that, Colonel 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. Join author Jeff W. Grigg as he details the fascinating true story that became a legend.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [123]-126) and index.

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