A Floating City

Author: Jules Verne
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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 Blockade Runners

Author: Dave Horner
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Includes Charleston and Drunken Dick Shoal.

The Blockade

Author: Time-Life Books
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Describes the U.S. Navy's blockade of the ports of the South and the Confederacy's efforts to overcome the blockade

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.

Blockade Runners Of The Confederacy

Author: Hamilton Cochran
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817351698
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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.

The Blockade Runners

Author: Jules Verne
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ISBN: 3732623742
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The Blockade Runners

Author: McKinley Dillenburg
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Before the war, Galveston was the only major business center in Texas. Enjoying a luxurious lifestyle compared with the rest of frontier Texas, the city was the export point for most of the cotton in Texas along with other products like sugar and molasses. But by 1862, the federal navy had blockaded the Texas coast. Galveston was withering. Join author as he explores the story of Texas's Civil War blockade runners--a story of daring, of desperation and, in many cases, of patriotism turning coat to profiteering.

The Narrative Of A Blockade Runner

Author: J. Wilkinson
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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.

The Blockade Runners Illustrated

Author: Jules Verne
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The year is 1862 and the United States is engaged in a deadly civil war. President Lincoln has ordered the navy to blockade all Southern seaports. Neutral nations, like England, were told not to try and break through the blockade. This story by the classic author, Jules Verne relives the adventures of one English ship, the Dolphin, and its attempt to "run the blockade" into Charleston, South Carolina. Join Captain James Playfair as he makes plans for the voyage and how he discovers something unusual about his newest crew member.

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}

Axis Blockade Runners Of World War Ii

Author: Martin Hubert Brice
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea And The Blockade Runners

Author: Jules Verne
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A Scottish Blockade Runner In The American Civil War

Author: John F. Messner
Editor: Whittles
ISBN: 9781849954822
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The untold story of Joannes Wyllie, son of a gardener from Fife, one of the most successful blockade runners of the American Civil War Features his life of adventure and action; he was once declared dead, survived shipwrecks and shark attack, and successfully commanded ships across the globe The most comprehensive history of the Ad-Vance is provided, from departing Glasgow until capture off the Carolina coast

The Narrative Of A Blockade Runner

Author: John Wilkinson
Editor: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554280202
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Confederate Quartermaster In The Trans Mississippi

Author: James Lynn Nichols
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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

Confederate Blockade Runner

Author: John Wilkinson
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ISBN: 9781846773297
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Adventures evading Lincoln's strangle hold on the Southern states During the American Civil Wart the Union blockade operated to ensure that few trade goods or war materials entered the Confederacy by way of its Atlantic or Gulf Coast ports. The 'runners' themselves were mostly newly built, high speed vessels, with a small cargo capacity, which raced between the Confederacy and neutral ports in the West Indies and Cuba. One thousand five hundred blockade-runners were destroyed, but still 5 out of 6 runners made it through the Union fleet to safety and the delivery of their essential cargoes. This book was written by a serving officer of the Confederate States Navy. He experienced naval battle, the loss of his ship, capture, release and many hairsbreadth escapes as he continued his precarious and perilous vocation until the end of the Civil War.

A Floating City The Blockade Runners Round The World In Eighty Days Dr Ox S Experiment

Author: Jules Verne
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