↑Confederate Army armed transport Planter (1861-1862). A side-wheel steamer, built at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, Planter was run out of Charleston and delivered to the Federals in the early morning of 13 May 1862 by her pilot, Robert Smalls, a slave. She also brought several other black men, women and children to freedom. Planter subsequently served in the U.S. Navy. Engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 14 June 1862. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.