The Combahee River Raid: Harriet Tubman & Lowcountry Liberation

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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.
ISBN: 9781626194748
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Civil War
Images: 16
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jeff W. Grigg is a resident of Green Pond, South Carolina, just a few miles from Combahee Ferry. He is a member of the Civil War Fortification Study Group, a group dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Civil War earthen fortifications. He has served on the board of directors and as vice-president of the Colleton Country Historical and Preservation Society. He also served on the board of directors of the South Carolina Battleground Trust.
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