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Smalls, Robert, House

Beaufort, South Carolina
County of Beaufort.
National Register Number: 74001823
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1973):
This large frame house was the residence of Robert Smalls (1839-1915), former slave, State legislator (1868-74), U.S. Congressman (1875-1881) from South Carolina, and Customs Collector (1889-1913) for the Port of Beaufort. Smalls first came to national attention when on May 13, 1862, he organized the abduction of the PLANTER, a Confederate steamer based in Charleston Harbor.


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