Black Then | June 2, 1863: Harriet Tubman Led Armed Raid, Rescued Over 700 Slaves

More than 700 slaves were rescued in the Combahee River Raid. Newspapers heralded Tubman’s “patriotism, sagacity, energy and ability,” as well as her recruiting efforts – most of the newly liberated men went on to join the Union army.

Source: Black Then | June 2, 1863: Harriet Tubman Led Armed Raid, Rescued Over 700 Slaves

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