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In the fall of 1861, Smalls was allocated to the CSS Planter, an armed Confederate military transport. On May 12, 1862, the Planter′s three white officers chose to spend the night aground. Around 3:00 a.m. the next morning, Smalls and seven of the eight crew members chose to make a keep running for the Union boats, as they had early arranged. Smalls wearing the chief's uniform and had a straw cap like that well used by the captain. He cruised the Planter out of what was then known as Southern Wharf, then ceased at a nearby wharf to get his own family and the groups of other crew members, who were hiding there. Smalls' escape

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