The Civil War Adventures Of A Blockade Runner

Author: William Watson
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585441525
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William Watson spent two years evading Union gunboats and dealing with the "sharpers" who fed off the misfortune of the Civil War. In 1892, using log books, personal papers, and business memoranda, he sought to write a "plain, blunt" account of "events just as they happened." Instead, he wrote a classic adventure tale whose careful description of seafaring in the 1860s gives us a glimpse into a world now closed to us. Watson shares his story with his ship, the Rob Roy, and peoples his account with the good, the bad, and the unlucky. He takes his reader from Havana to Galveston, braving gales and a hurricane, and surviving plots against his ship and his life. Through it all, he maintains his honor and guards his profits. For the reader who wants to ply the Gulf of Mexico under sail, play the lottery in Havana, and visit Texas when it was "a new country," Watson is the perfect guide to run the blockade that time imposes on posterity.

The Adventures Of A Blockade Runner

Author: William Watson
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ISBN: 9781462282555
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Hardcover reprint of the original 1892 edition - beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo - 6x9. No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Watson, William . The Adventures of A Blockade Runner; Or, Trade In Time of War. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Watson, William . The Adventures of A Blockade Runner; Or, Trade In Time of War, . London: T. F. Unwin, 1892. Subject: United States History Civil War, 1861865 Blockades

Adventures Of A Blockade Runner Or Trade In Time Of War

Author: Watson William
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ISBN: 9780259658849
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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}

Running The Blockade

Author: Thomas E. Taylor
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High Seas Confederate

Author: Royce Shingleton
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872499867
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The Civil War adventures of a swashbuckling sea captain.

The Woman In Battle

Author: Loreta Janeta Velazquez
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A Companion To The U S Civil War

Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118802950
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A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Represents the most comprehensive coverage available relating to all aspects of the U.S. Civil War Features contributions from dozens of experts in Civil War scholarship Covers major campaigns and battles, and military and political figures, as well as non-military aspects of the conflict such as gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

Naval Blockades In Peace And War

Author: Lance E. Davis
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052185749X
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A number of major blockades, including the Continental System in the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, in addition to the increased use of peacetime blockades and sanctions with the hope of avoiding war, are examined in this book. The impact of new technology and organizational changes on the nature of blockades and their effectiveness as military measures are discussed. Legal, economic, and political questions are explored to understand the various constraints upon belligerent behavior. The analysis draw upon the extensive amount of quantitative material available from military publications.

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.