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Archeologists Uncover Tubman Raid

Greetings Civil War historians:

South Carolina's State Newspaper reported on the unearthing of the site of the historic raid on the confederate army led by Harriet Tubman. The article underlines Tubman's role as the first woman to lead men into battle:

"The 1863 Union army raid, which freed more than 700 slaves from plantations in Colleton and Beaufort counties, is widely considered the first in U.S. history to be led by a woman. It cemented Tubman’s legend as a daring and courageous emancipator, and it bolstered Union forces in the Palmetto State."

Harriet Tubman's strategic military role during the Civil War has been discussed in the Afrigeneas Military Forum. Can anyone tell me whether white Union troops were involved in this or other raids by Tubman? The article only stresses the USCT in the Tubman raid.

Enjoy the article.

K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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