Re: The Blockade
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "slippymississippi"
> --- In email@example.com, John Beatty<jdbeatty.geo@y...>
> wrote:One alternative I forgot about: the Pearl River system was navigable
> > >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.
> > They did, yes, but without rail communications they
> > had limited value as supply points.
> Sure, but Meridian and Mobile both had rail connections. The
> Escatawpa River in the Pascagoula basin is easily navigable
> to within 15 miles of Mobile. The Chickasawhay River appears
> to be navigable by barge to within 20 miles of Meridian.
> In addition, light draft vessels could ferry cargo from the
> barrier islands to New Orleans via Lake Ponchartrain. The
> occupation of the fort at Ship Island and subsequent blockade
> of the area appear to have put a stop to this sort of traffic:
> the system of lighthouses up the Pascagoula River ceased to
> operate afterward.
by riverboat to Jackson, so cargo potentially could have been
offloaded at the barrier islands and taken by riverboat to the rail
- "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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