British Blockade Runners In The American Civil War

Author: Joseph McKenna
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476636435
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Perhaps more than all the campaigns of the Union armies, the Union naval blockade—covering all major Southern ports along 3,500 miles of coastline for the duration of the war—brought down the Confederacy. The daring exploits of Confederate blockade runners are well known—but many of them were British citizens operating out of neutral ports such as Nassau, Havana and Bermuda. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #2c2c2c} Focusing on British involvement in the war, this history names the overseas bankers and manufacturers who, in critical need of cotton and other Confederate exports, financed and equipped the fast little ships that ran the blockade. The author attempts to disentangle the names and aliases of the captains—many of whom were Royal Navy officers on temporary leave—and tells their stories in their own words. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #2c2c2c}

British Ships In The Confederate Navy

Author: Joseph McKenna
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458275
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During the American Civil War, British–crewed warships harassed Union merchantmen, sinking a total value of more than $15,000,000 in ships and cargo. Considered pirates by the federal government, these ships and crew were at the center of a largely unknown but fascinating struggle between Commander James Dunwoody of the Confederate Navy, U.S. Ambassador Charles Francis Adams, and Consul Thomas H. Dudley. This history of British assistance to the Confederate Navy covers that story in full and provides a close look at the British seamen who manned warships and blockade runners.

Clyde Built

Author: Eric J. Graham
Editor: Birlinn Publishers
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Using contemporary accounts and individual case studies, 'Clydebuilt' presents an account of Scotland's involvement in the American Civil War Blockade, an involvement which almost certainly prolonged the conflict by several years.

In Search Of The Acadia

Author: Eileen M Benitz Wagner
Editor: NorTex Press
ISBN: 9781681791494
Size: 16,66 MB
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Built in Sorel, Quebec, Canada in 1864. The "Acadia" an aground while trying to reach Confederate forts near San Luis Pass and Velasco, Texas. Be prepared for fascinating historical information from the time when and where she was built to her final resting place near San Luis Pass, Texas, located on the Texas coast near Galveston.

The American Civil War

Author: Christopher J. Olsen
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9780374707316
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Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning Confederate fortunes, to Lincoln's assassination and the advent of Reconstruction, The American Civil War covers the entire sectional conflict and at every juncture emphasizes the decisions and circumstances, large and small, that determined the course of events.

Great Britain And The Confederate Navy 1861 1865

Author: Frank J. Merli
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253217356
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"A masterful account of Confederate naval strategy and personnel . . . [and] the response of Britain to the efforts of the Confederacy to acquire a navy in Britain and thus traverse Britain's neutral obligations." --American Historical Review This book, originally issued in 1970, describes the frustrated, faltering, and sometimes heroic attempts of the Confederacy to circumvent British neutrality and build a navy in Great Britain during the American Civil War. The story possesses many of the elements of good fiction: there are the sharply rendered principal actors; the suspense and narrative excitement of the adventures of the Southern raiders; and the cunning appraisals of diplomatic intrigues, maneuverings, and oversights. This is a readable and illuminating account of the diplomatic maneuverings behind the Confederacy's failed attempt to enlist British aid for the secessionist cause.

The American Civil War And The British Press

Author: Alfred Grant
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786406302
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Those writing for the British press of the mid-Victorian era were masters of the English language, given to tirades of grand oratory. They liked to cover the former colonies, arousing rhetorical fears among Britons over the increasing power of the United States. With the advent of the American Civil War, the British press had the perfect opportunity to practice their peculiar brand of journalism. The South was the home of virtuous aristocrats, and Lincoln had bad taste, bad grammar and the respect of no one. Selections from all of Britain's major Civil War-era newspapers and magazines (along with numerous pamphlets) are presented, with the author's historical and editorial comments. A revealing assessment of British journalistic treatment of the War Between the States is the result. Sections of the book are devoted to the British press' handling of contentious issues between the North and South, specific battles or persons, a detailed profile of The Times of London (including personal correspondence) with examples of the bias in favor of the Confederacy in The Times' reportage, and the portrayal by the press of Lincoln's presidency upon his assassination (suddenly The Times found wisdom and goodness).

Naval Strategies Of The Civil War

Author: Jay W. Simson
Editor: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581821956
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"In this overview of the Civil War navies, Jay W. Simson looks first at the two men who determined the policies of their repective governments: Stephen R. Mallory and Gidoen Welles. He portrays Welles as a component of a unified federal war strategy who knew when to adapt and improvise in order to overcome the enemy. Mallory, however, is forced to constantly rethink, refine, and rework his resources at home and abroad. Interestingly, Mallory found a workable scheme by adopting several measures devised by Robert E. Lee during the general's early tenure as overseer of the coastal defenses of South Carolina and Georgia. The evolving Confederate strategy also introduced most of the modern roles carried out by commerce raiders, submarines, and naval mines." "A keen distinction between Mallory and Welles is apparent in terms of the cooperation they received from their army counterparts. For the North, this led to several successful army-navy operations along the Southern coast and on the Mississippi. For the South, the lack of resources boded ill for such inter-departmental efforts. In the end, Simson finds that flexible organization tended to succeed whereas desperate, although creative, measures, usually failed." --book cover.

The London Confederates

Author: John D. Bennett
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786430567
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Although the British government declared its neutrality during the American Civil War, London nevertheless became an important center of Confederate overseas operations. This work examines the extensive Confederate activities in London during the war, including diplomacy, propaganda, purchasing for the Army and Navy, spying, Cotton Loan, and various business associations; reflections of the Civil War in British art and literature; and the extent of British support for the South. Appendices cover London firms with Confederate links, pro-Confederate publications, Confederate music published in London, the Southern lobby in Parliament, the Southern Independence Association, and the British Jackson Monumental Fund. The work also includes a chronology of events and a gazetteer of Confederate sites in London.

Great Britain And The American Civil War Civil War Classics

Author: Ephraim Douglass Adams
Editor: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626813167
Size: 20,71 MB
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To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Diversion Books is publishing pivotal works of the era: stories told by the men and women who led, who fought, and who lived in an America that had come apart at the seams. Readers of Amanda Forman’s seminal work, A World on Fire will become enthralled reading the British take on a war they did not start, but set in motion centuries before in colonizing the New World. This not-often-read take on the war offers new insights and remains a must-have for the Civil War completist.