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CMOHS.org - Contraband BLAKE, ROBERT, U.S. Navy

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BLAKE, ROBERT

Rank: Contraband
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Virginia
G.O. Number: 32
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Accredited To: Virginia
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BLAKE, ROBERT Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River, 25 December 1863, in an engagement with the enemy on John's Island. Serving the rifle gun, Blake, an escaped slave, carried out his duties bravely throughout the engagement which resulted in the enemy's abandonment of positions, leaving a caisson and one gun behind.