Thursday, April 21, 2016

Raid at Combahee Ferry

The Raid at Combahee Ferry in which 800 slaves were freed with the help of Harriet Tubman. On June 1, 1863, Under the command of Col. James Montgomery three gunboats set out on the Combahee River in South Carolina to begin the dangerous spy mission. Relying on information Harriet and other scouts received from their sources about the Confederate positions, they began their strategic mission that resulted in over 700 slaves being freed. The Bridge in the background is the Harriet Tubman Bridge. Information collected by Tubman’s spy mission the night before was instrumental in the raid.

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