Re: The Blockade
- --- In email@example.com, "hank9174" <clarkc@m...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "slippymississippi"rail
> <slippymississippi@y...> wrote:
> > One alternative I forgot about: the Pearl River system was
> > by riverboat to Jackson, so cargo potentially could have been
> > offloaded at the barrier islands and taken by riverboat to the
> > terminus there.I believe Round Island, Ship Island, and the port at the mouth of the
> Were there facilities in place on the barrier islands for cargo
> transfer? Workers, lifts, ramps, carts, etc.?
Pascagoula River all had this capability.
- "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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