Pretty cool from my corner of the world - the US Army Military Intelligence Center of Excellence is posthumously inducting Harriet Tubman into the MI Hall of Fame for her role as a Union Army spy during the Civil War. (1/3)
"...for her significant role as a scout and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War and, in particular, her collection of actionable intelligence which led to the successful Combahee River raid... (2/3)
...During this operation, which she led, more than 750 women, men, and children were freed from slavery in South Carolina." (3/3)
(1/4) Really glad this has visibility so I want to highlight her incredible accomplishment in this battle (notwithstanding her other incredible accomplishments). Source:…
(2/4) "It’s no exaggeration to say that the Combahee raid was unique in American history...the Combahee raid was planned and executed primarily as a liberation raid, to find and free those who were unable or unwilling to take the enormous risks to reach Union lines on their own."
(3/4) "That’s how Tubman conceived of it. That, too, is unique – because for the first and only time in the Civil War, or for that matter any American conflict before this century, a woman...played a decisive role in planning and carrying out a military operation."
(4/4) "The 2nd South Carolina was not made up of veterans. The men had far more in common with Tubman than with their own officers...Yet Tubman wasn’t a passenger. The intelligence she gathered, the soldiers she recruited, indicate that she actually planned the raid."

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