The Combahee River raid : Harriet Tubman & lowcountry liberation / Jeff W. Grigg.
Grigg, Jeff W.
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Charleston, SC : Published by the History Press, 2014.|
|Description||126 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm|
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|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 note||Includes bibliographical references (pages -126) and index.|
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|Joyner||General Stacks||E444.T82 G68 2014||✔ Available||Place Hold|