Robert Smalls honored in New York

A public reception has been given in New York to Robert Smalls, the pilot who took the steamer Planter from Charleston. A god medal was presented to him in behalf of the colored people, bearing on one side Charleston harbor, when near Sumter/ The federal fleet is seen in the distance. On the reverse it bears this inscription: –”Presented to Robert Smalls by the colored citizens of New York, October 2d, 1862, as a token of their regard for his heroism, his love of liberty, and his patriotism.” 

                                                            …………………..  there is more about Smalls                  (Liberator, October 24, 1862, pg 3)