I was not surprised to see other bloggers noting the 150th anniversary of Robert Smalls’s escape from Charleston harbor aboard the Planter, as I did in my post yesterday. It is a feel good moment in a war with precious few.
I have never been of the opinion that my word is the last on any issue, so I thought I would share two particularly good pieces on this notable event in the American Civil War. They are:
1. “Robert Smalls’s Great Escape,” by Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle in Disunion in the New York Times.
2. “‘Disgusting negligence and treachery,” by Andy Hall in his fine blog, Dead Confederates.