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Black History Month — William Tillman and the Privateer Jefferson Davis

A post in honor of Black History Month. On Throwback Thursday, a slightly revised post from July, 2011.  William Tillman was the first black hero of the American Civil War. He was not a soldier but rather a 27-year-old  cook-steward … Continue reading

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One Hundred and Fifty Years Ago – William Tillman and the Privateer Jefferson Davis

William Tillman was the first black hero of the American Civil War. He was not a soldier but rather a 27-year-old  cook/steward on the schooner S.J. Waring.  One hundred and fifty years ago last Thursday, the schooner was captured by … Continue reading

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