Re: [civilwarwest] Re: The Blockade
- In a message dated 2/4/2004 11:57:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, jdbeatty.geo@... writes:
The barrier islands off the coast of Mississippi had
deep water access, as did the Pascagoula River. The
Pascagoula River was navigable by barge to within
reasonable distance of Meridian and Mobile, IIRC.There is also quite a bit of documentation and records that there was much traffic of steamboat, flatboats, and keelboats on the Chickasawhay River that ran from Enterprise below Meridian, MS down to the Pascagoula River and to the Gulf.JEJ
- "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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