Re: The Blockade
- --- In email@example.com, John Beatty <jdbeatty.geo@y...>
> --- hank9174 <clarkc@m...> wrote:The barrier islands off the coast of Mississippi had deep water
> > None in Virginia, Wilmington in NC, Charleston SC,
> > Savannah GA,
> > Jacksonville and Pensacola FL, Mobile AL, New
> > Orleans LA and
> > Galveston TX.
> 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.
access, as did the Pascagoula River. The Pascagoula River was
navigable by barge to within reasonable distance of Meridian and
- "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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