The Civil War Adventures Of A Blockade Runner

Author: William Watson
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585441525
Size: 12,86 MB
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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
ISBN: 9781462282555
Size: 18,45 MB
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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

British Blockade Runners In The American Civil War

Author: Joseph McKenna
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476636435
Size: 10,51 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}

High Seas Confederate

Author: Royce Shingleton
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872499867
Size: 11,87 MB
Format: PDF
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The Civil War adventures of a swashbuckling sea captain.

A Companion To The U S Civil War

Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118802950
Size: 16,11 MB
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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

Running The Blockade

Author: Thomas E. Taylor
Size: 10,21 MB
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Great Britain And The Confederate Navy 1861 1865

Author: Frank J. Merli
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253217356
Size: 10,95 MB
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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.

Confederate Blockade Runner

Author: John Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781846773297
Size: 19,89 MB
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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.


Author: A.V. Harrison Publishing
Editor: AV Harrison Publishing
ISBN: 9780982971352
Size: 18,33 MB
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Born into a prominent Baltimore family in 1811, C.T. Jenkins defies his father's demands that he continue the Jenkins' family enterprise and makes a dash into the pages of Confederate history. After his capture by Union forces off Florida's Gulf Coast for the crime of blockade running and facing a life sentence, Jenkins realizes that to survive his ordeal he must face the challenge of realigning with his Baltimore family.

The Blockade Runners

Author: Jules Verne
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776582411
Size: 15,34 MB
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Science fiction master Jules Verne steers away from the fantastical realms limned in his most famous works with this thrilling historical adventure novel. Set in the American Civil War, The Blockade Runners focuses on the wartime exploits of a few brave souls who sought to circumvent the barricades set up in harbors throughout South Carolina and other southern U.S. states in order to provide life-giving supplies and aid to the citizens living there.