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The Planter, c. 1862 (Naval Historical Center)

The Planter, c. 1862
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A side-wheeler, 140-feet-long, the Confederate steamer the Planter carried seven heavy guns and an eight-inch rifled cannon.

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After Robert Small succeeded in commandeering the vessel and delivering it to the Union forces, The New York Herald wrote: “One of the most daring and heroic adventures since the war commenced was undertaken and successfully accomplished by a party of Negroes in Charlestown on Monday night last.”

The Planter, c. 1862 (Naval Historical Center)

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