‘The Tubman Command’ Explores Harriet Tubman’s Life As A Spy For The Union Army

Elizabeth Cobbs is the author of "The Tubman Command."
Elizabeth Cobbs is the author of "The Tubman Command."
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Harriet Tubman’s is best known for the hundreds of slaves she led to freedom along the Underground Railroad.


A lesser known fact is that Harriet Tubman served as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. Award-winning historian Elizabeth Cobb’s has brought this story to life in her new book, “The Tubman Command.” 

Cobbs is a distinguished professor of history at Texas A & M University and a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. She joined Lois Reitzes to discuss her historical novel about how the woman known as “Moses” devised one of the largest plantation raids of the Civil War.

Cobbs will give a book talk at the Dekalb Historical Society in Decatur this evening at 6 p.m.