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Robert Smalls' contract with the Union as Master of the Planter.
Home of Robert Smalls in Beaufort, SC, that had belonged to his former master.Smalls' purchase of the house was contested in court and was decided in his favor by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Robert Smalls' reappointment is announced in the Cleveland Gazette.
The Planter before it was retrofitted as a gunboat.