A line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 1861, and provided by the US Navy's Naval History & Heritage Command depicts the brig Jefferson Davis, a Southern privateer that seized several Union ... more 
A line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 1861, and provided by the US Navy's Naval History & Heritage Command depicts the brig Jefferson Davis, a Southern privateer that seized several Union ships in the opening months of the war. A pair of upstate New York-based documentary producers have included the story of William Tillman, whom they say is among the Union's first black heros of the Civil War, in their new film on the wartime record of the brig Jefferson Davis. The documentary includes a re-enactment of Tillman's heroics following the capture of his ship by the Davis 150 years ago Thursday, July 7, 2011, about 150 miles off Sandy Hook, N.J. (AP Photo/US Navy's Naval History & Heritage Command via Harpers Weekly) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By US Navy's Naval History & Heritage Command via Harpers Weekly
Thu, Jul 7, 2011 10:56 AM EDT