Blockade Runners Of The Confederacy

Author: Hamilton Cochran
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817351698
Size: 16,60 MB
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A readable, exciting chronicle of the men and ships that ran federal naval blockades during the Civil War. Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening Northern cordon. The tonnage they imported, including items ranging from straight pins to marine engines, sustained the South throughout the conflict. Blockade Runners of the Confederacy, first published in 1958, offered the first in-depth look at the dashing figures, spies, and fast ships that ran the blockade, as well as an overall assessment of the blockades conception, effectiveness, and impact on the Southern populace. Generations of historians and Civil War buffs have considered it invaluable; this paperback edition makes the work available once again to a new generation of enthusiasts and scholars.

Confederate Blockade Runner 1861 65

Author: Angus Konstam
Editor: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781841766362
Size: 16,52 MB
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The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil War usually began life as regular fast steam-powered merchant ships. They were adapted for the high-speed dashes through the Union blockade which closed off all the major Southern ports, and for much of the war they brought much-needed food, clothing and weaponry to the Confederacy. This book traces their operational history, including the development of purpose-built blockade running ships, and examines their engines, crews and tactics. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical performance, whilst examining what life was like on these vessels through accounts of conditions on board when they sailed into action.

British Blockade Runners In The American Civil War

Author: Joseph McKenna
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476636435
Size: 10,16 MB
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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}

The Confederate Quartermaster In The Trans Mississippi

Author: James Lynn Nichols
ISBN: 9780975273852
Size: 10,34 MB
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This book recounts the history and activities of the Denbigh, one of the Civil War's most successful blockade runners. A new introduction by J. Barto Arnold III (which includes a lengthy appendix) reviews recent archival and archaeological research and highlights the blockade runner's place in the Confederacy's complex and ultimately insoluble problem of obtaining manufactured items from abroad. From the reviews "[A]n important contribution to the historian's knowledge of a significant aspect of the military operations of the Civil War." George L. Anderson in Civil War History "[O]ffers much light in a hitherto little regarded area of Confederate studies. Professor Nichols deserves great credit for this fine contribution to Civil War knowledge." Allan C. Ashcraft in Southern Historical Quarterly "This [volume] . . . should help future scholars to a better understanding of the period 1861-65 than has ever been possible before." Robert A. Brent in Journal of Mississippi History "[A] pioneering work in the field of Trans-Mississippi logistics." William T. Windham in Journal of Southern History

Blockade Runner

Author: Gilbert L Morris
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802478832
Size: 17,55 MB
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A rich Southern boy, an escaped Yankee prisoner, and jealous Jeff Majors are all vying for Leah Carter’s attention. A blockade-running sea captain, a beautiful rebel spy, a gunboat in hot pursuit, and the words of Scripture hitting like a hammer all add to the ongoing story of Jeff and Leah’s tumultuous world during the Civil War. Blockade Runner is the fifth of a ten book series, that tells the story of two close families find themselves on different sides of the Civil War after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861. Thirteen year old Leah becomes a helper in the Union army with her father, who hopes to distribute Bibles to the troops. Fourteen year old Jeff becomes a drummer boy in the Confederate Army and struggles with faith while experiencing personal hardship and tragedy. The series follows Leah, Jeff, family, and friends, as they experience hope and God’s grace through four years of war.

Official Records Of The Union And Confederate Navies In The War Of The Rebellion

Author: United States. Navy Department
Size: 20,19 MB
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Uss Boxer

Author: Turner Publishing Co
Editor: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563116103
Size: 18,38 MB
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The Narrative Of A Blockade Runner

Author: J. Wilkinson
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Size: 17,40 MB
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In deference to the judgment of two or three literary friends, I have entitled this, my first attempt at authorship, "The Narrative of a Blockade-runner." They do not agree with Shakspeare that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," to the reading public; nor that it is always advisable to call a thing by its proper name. It will be seen, however, by any reader who has the patience to peruse the work, that it embraces a wider scope than its title would imply. I have endeavored to give a full account of the passage by the U. S. fleet of the forts below New Orleans; and to contribute some facts that will probably settle the controversy, in the judgment of the reader, as to the real captors of that city. "Honor to whom honor is due." It will be seen that I have been favored with access to Commodore Mitchell's official report of that conflict, a document never published. The information derived from it, added to facts and circumstances coming under my personal observation, furnishes the means of laying before the public an account of that action from a new point of view. In bearing testimony to the kind and humane treatment of the prisoners of war at Fort Warren, I perform a most grateful duty. It was my good fortune to be captured and held a prisoner, before the "retaliatory" measures were adopted by the United States Government.

Daily Life In Civil War America

Author: Dorothy Denneen Volo
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313305160
Size: 19,66 MB
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The United States Civil War touched the lives of every American North and South at that time. This informative book makes extensive use of journals, newspapers, and diaries to bring together the experience of the soldier, civilian, and slave in one volume. What the soldiers ate, how they lived, and what they did for entertainment are discussed in detail. The experiences of Billy Yank and Johnny Reb are contrasted with activities on the homefront to bring this turbulent era alive for students, teachers, and Civil War buffs.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of The Civil War

Author: William L. Barney
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199890242
Size: 10,57 MB
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A gold mine for the historian as well as the Civil War buff, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War offers a concise, comprehensive overview of the major personalities and pivotal events of the war that redefined the American nation. Drawing upon recent research that has moved beyond battles and military campaigns to address the significant roles played by civilians, women, and African Americans, the 250 entries explore the era in all its complexity and unmistakable human drama. Here of course are the major battles and campaigns, ranging from Gettysburg and Shiloh to Sherman's March to the Sea, as well as biographical entries on everyone from Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee to Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, and Walt Whitman. But the book also features entries on a wealth of other matters--music, photography, religion, economics, foreign affairs, medicine, prisons, legislative landmarks, military terms and weaponry, political events, social reform, women in the war, and much more. In addition, charts, newly commissioned maps, chronologies, and period photographs provide an appealing visual context. Suggestions for further reading at the end of most entries and a guide to more general sources in an appendix introduce the reader to the literature on a specific topic. A list of Civil War museums and historic sites and a representative sampling of Civil War websites also point to resources that can be tailored to individual interests. A quick, convenient, user-friendly guide to all facets of the Civil War, this new updated edition also serves as an invaluable gateway to the rich historical record now available, perfect for virtually anyone who wants to learn more about this tumultuous period in our history.