Smalls' Run … May 13, 1862 … Escape from Slavery!

Real-Life Black Civil War Hero Is Lauded in ‘Smalls’ Run’
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Nov. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- Based on a true event, Smalls' Run … May 13, 1862 … Escape from Slavery! tells the powerful account of a little-known escape that took place early on in the Civil War in Charleston, South Carolina – the heart of the Confederacy – and the extraordinary black man who led it.

Robert Smalls, a young slave harbor pilot, led a crew of slave sailors and their families to freedom by commandeering a Confederate transport loaded with guns and munitions. He braved a rebel gauntlet to reach and surrender the boat to the blockading Union flotilla, making the incident an early war victory for the Union. Smalls later met with President Lincoln, spoke before Congress, and was appointed captain of the commandeered transport, becoming the first black officer in the U.S. Navy.

Smalls served in the South Carolina State Legislature and five terms in the U.S. Congress during Reconstruction. He introduced legislation in South Carolina creating the first free, compulsory school system, and was in the forefront of the struggle for civil rights. An extraordinary American hero, Smalls died in 1915 and is buried in Beaufort, South Carolina. Smalls' Run recognizes his important place in American history!

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SMALLS' RUN … MAY 13, 1862 … ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY! (ISBN: 978-1-61204-697-6) is now available for $14.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at or

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About the Author: Ric V. Solano, a Chicagoan, was a World War II merchant seaman, newspaper reporter, correspondent, management consultant, academic, and executive assistant to the Chancellor, University of California, San Diego, before becoming a PhD psychotherapist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His earlier book was Yaqui Woman and the Crystal Cactus, and his next book is Confronting Carlos Castaneda ... and Selected Stories, based on time spent with Castaneda in Baja, Mexico, in 1988.

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