RE: [civilwarwest] The Blockade
- Norfolk, VA. ?
From: John Beatty [mailto:jdbeatty.geo@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] The Blockade
The only ports that were at all useful to the
Confederacy for large-scale traffic were those that
were connected by railroad. Your list covers 8, and I
believe there were nine of them.
--- hank9174 <clarkc@...> wrote:
> The blockade is typically thought of as a ring of
> iron and wood
> choking the foreign commerce of the Confederacy. On
> reflection it appears that their are relatively FEW
> ports in the CSA
> that need to closed.
> None in Virginia, Wilmington in NC, Charleston SC,
> Savannah GA,
> Jacksonville and Pensacola FL, Mobile AL, New
> Orleans LA and
> Galveston TX.
> There are numerous inlets and bays along the coast
> for temporary
> hiding spots but not for loading and unloading and
> my list seems
> rather short. Are there other major points of entry
> that the USA was
> concerned with?
John D. Beatty, Milwaukee Wisconsin
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- "In Armageddon's Shadow, The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces", by
Greg Marquis, of St. Mary's University in Halifax, is a good source of
information on blockade running. (ISBN 0-7735-1792-8)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Gorski" <bigg@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 10:18 AM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: The Blockade
> > Do you know if there is any record showing if any of the blockade
> > runners were actually owned by "Northern" principals?
> J. J. Chaffey out of New Brunswick, Canada was involved.
> The British firms "Anglo-Confederate Trading Company" and
> "Collie and Company," ran the blockade on a regular basis.
> There were also British citizens who had ships that ran the
> blockade for adventure and profit, including; Joannea Wyllie,
> Johnathan Steele, Augustus Charles Hobart Hampden, and
> an Irishman, William Ryan.
> I am not aware of any specific "Northern" (U. S,) principal
> but I would be very surprised if there were none. The money
> was just too good.
> Regards, Dave Gorski
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