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British Blockade Runners in the American Civil War

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ISBN 10 : 9781476676791
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Download or read book British Blockade Runners in the American Civil War PDF or another Format written by Joseph McKenna and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-04-16 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perhaps more than all the campaigns of the Union armies, the Union naval blockade--covering all major Southern ports along 3,500 miles of coastline for the duration of the war--brought down the Confederacy. The daring exploits of Confederate blockade runners are well known--but many of them were British citizens operating out of neutral ports such as Nassau, Havana and Bermuda. Focusing on British involvement in the war, this history names the overseas bankers and manufacturers who, in critical need of cotton and other Confederate exports, financed and equipped the fast little ships that ran the blockade. The author attempts to disentangle the names and aliases of the captains--many of whom were Royal Navy officers on temporary leave--and tells their stories in their own words.


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Rogues & Runners

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X004758757
Pages : 79 pages
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ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044023793243
Pages : 222 pages
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Download or read book Running the Blockade PDF or another Format written by Thomas E. Taylor and published by . This book was released on 1896 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Blockade

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010243973
Pages : 186 pages
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Download or read book The Blockade PDF or another Format written by Time-Life Books and published by Time Life Education. This book was released on 1983 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the U.S. Navy's blockade of the ports of the South and the Confederacy's efforts to overcome the blockade


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The Narrative of a Blockade-runner

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059434863
Pages : 258 pages
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Download or read book The Narrative of a Blockade-runner PDF or another Format written by J. Wilkinson and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 1877 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In deference to the judgment of two or three literary friends, I have entitled this, my first attempt at authorship, "The Narrative of a Blockade-runner." They do not agree with Shakspeare that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," to the reading public; nor that it is always advisable to call a thing by its proper name. It will be seen, however, by any reader who has the patience to peruse the work, that it embraces a wider scope than its title would imply. I have endeavored to give a full account of the passage by the U. S. fleet of the forts below New Orleans; and to contribute some facts that will probably settle the controversy, in the judgment of the reader, as to the real captors of that city. "Honor to whom honor is due." It will be seen that I have been favored with access to Commodore Mitchell's official report of that conflict, a document never published. The information derived from it, added to facts and circumstances coming under my personal observation, furnishes the means of laying before the public an account of that action from a new point of view. In bearing testimony to the kind and humane treatment of the prisoners of war at Fort Warren, I perform a most grateful duty. It was my good fortune to be captured and held a prisoner, before the "retaliatory" measures were adopted by the United States Government.


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ISBN 10 : 1622732804
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book Mersey Built PDF or another Format written by Robert Thorp and published by . This book was released on 2017-06-27 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Mersey Built' chronicles the little-known commercial battle that raged between North and South during the American Civil War. The South relied on Europe for its military supplies, which the North tried to stop with a naval blockade of all Southern ports. The South retaliated by destroying Northern merchant ships on the high seas, using war ships, secretly procured from British shipyards and smuggled out of Britain by sympathetic British captains using British crews. The Charleston-based business empire headed by George Trenholm provided a conduit for Confederate finance with its Liverpool branch acting as bankers for the Confederacy's procurement agents. Merseyside, with its extensive docks and numerous shipyards quickly became the epicenter of Confederate operations in Europe. Several British businessmen bought ships specifically to run supplies through the Union blockade, leaving relationships between the United States and Britain strained, close to breaking point. The book relates the history of Trenholm's commercial empire, its pre-war expansion into Liverpool and the pivotal role it played in supporting the Confederate war effort. The involvement of other Liverpool-based entrepreneurs and their successes and failures in blockade-running is described. Background histories of the Merseyside ship builders who constructed warships and blockade runners for the Confederacy are included as well as several mini-biographies of the Liverpool-based captains who smuggled out warships and braved the Union blockade. Details of each ship built on Merseyside for involvement in the Civil War are listed. The role of the United States consular service and its extensive, Liverpool-based, spy ring is described, as are the efforts of the United States ambassador in London to influence British government policy on neutrality. The author, a direct descendant of a Liverpool ship builder, and a blockade-running captain, brings new insights and previously unpublished facts to light in this fascinating chapter of history.


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Mersey Built [Paperback, B&W Edition]

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ISBN 10 : 1622733339
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book Mersey Built [Paperback, B&W Edition] PDF or another Format written by Robert Thorp and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2018-03-29 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Mersey Built' chronicles the little-known commercial battle that raged between North and South during the American Civil War. The South relied on Europe for its military supplies, which the North tried to stop with a naval blockade of all Southern ports. The South retaliated by destroying Northern merchant ships on the high seas, using war ships, secretly procured from British shipyards and smuggled out of Britain by sympathetic British captains using British crews. The Charleston-based business empire headed by George Trenholm provided a conduit for Confederate finance with its Liverpool branch acting as bankers for the Confederacy's procurement agents. Merseyside, with its extensive docks and numerous shipyards quickly became the epicenter of Confederate operations in Europe. Several British businessmen bought ships specifically to run supplies through the Union blockade, leaving relationships between the United States and Britain strained, close to breaking point. The book relates the history of Trenholm's commercial empire, its pre-war expansion into Liverpool and the pivotal role it played in supporting the Confederate war effort. The involvement of other Liverpool-based entrepreneurs and their successes and failures in blockade-running is described. Background histories of the Merseyside ship builders who constructed warships and blockade runners for the Confederacy are included as well as several mini-biographies of the Liverpool-based captains who smuggled out warships and braved the Union blockade. Details of each ship built on Merseyside for involvement in the Civil War are listed. The role of the United States consular service and its extensive, Liverpool-based, spy ring is described, as are the efforts of the United States ambassador in London to influence British government policy on neutrality. The author, a direct descendant of a Liverpool ship builder, and a blockade-running captain, brings new insights and previously unpublished facts to light in this fascinating chapter of history.


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Naval Blockades in Peace and War

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780521857499
Pages : 465 pages
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Download or read book Naval Blockades in Peace and War PDF or another Format written by Lance E. Davis and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-12-04 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A number of major blockades, including the Continental System in the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, in addition to the increased use of peacetime blockades and sanctions with the hope of avoiding war, are examined in this book. The impact of new technology and organizational changes on the nature of blockades and their effectiveness as military measures are discussed. Legal, economic, and political questions are explored to understand the various constraints upon belligerent behavior. The analysis draw upon the extensive amount of quantitative material available from military publications.


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Captain James Carlin

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ISBN 10 : 9781611177145
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Captain James Carlin PDF or another Format written by Colin Carlin and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2016-12-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biography of the British American who captained a blockade runner for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Captain James Carlin is a biography of a shadowy nineteenth-century British Confederate, James Carlin (1833–1921), who was among the most successful captains running the US Navy’s blockade of Southern ports during the Civil War. Written by his descendent Colin Carlin, Captain James Carlin ventures behind the scenes of this perilous trade that transported vital supplies to the Confederate forces. An Englishman trained in the British merchant marine, Carlin was recruited into the US Coastal and Geodetic Survey Department in 1856, spending four years charting the US Atlantic seaboard. Married and settled in Charleston, South Carolina, he resigned from the survey in 1860 to resume his maritime career. His blockade-running started with early runs into Charleston under sail. These came to a lively conclusion under gunfire off the Stono River mouth. More blockade-running followed until his capture on the SS Memphis. Documents in London reveal the politics of securing Carlin’s release from Fort Lafayette. On his return to Charleston, General P. G. T. Beauregard gave him command of the spar torpedo launch Torch for an attack on the USS New Ironsides. After more successful trips though the blockade, he was appointed superintending captain of the South Carolina Importing and Exporting Company and moved to Scotland to commission six new steam runners. After the war Carlin returned to the southern states to secure his assets before embarking on a gun-running expedition to the northern coast of Cuba for the Cuban Liberation Junta fighting to free the island from Spanish control and plantation slavery. In researching his forebear, the author gathered a wealth of private and public records from England, Scotland, Ireland, Greenland, the Bahamas, and the United States. The use of fresh sources from British Foreign Office and US Prize Court documents and surviving business papers make this volume distinctive. “A groundbreaking work that lifts the veil off the all-important ship captains who supplied the Confederacy with the necessary supplies to sustain its fight for independence. The author does a superb job in relating the story of his relative, James Carlin, a key member of the cadre of captains who sustained the Confederacy by running supplies through the northern blockade on specialized vessels. . . . A sweeping story from England to Charleston, Florida, and Cuba. This book is a must for anyone interested in Southern/Confederate maritime history.” —Stephen R. Wise, author of Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running during the Civil War


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Waters of Discord

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ISBN 10 : 9780786437764
Pages : 209 pages
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Download or read book Waters of Discord PDF or another Format written by Rodman L. Underwood and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008-03-18 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the beginning of the American Civil War the Federal government imposed a blockade of the southern coast of the Confederate States of America, including the "dark corner of the Confederacy"--Texas. Much of the fighting in Texas during the Civil War took place in the state's coastal counties and the adjoining Gulf of Mexico waters, and nearly all of these engagements were involved in one way or another with the Union blockade of the Texas coast. This book examines all major blockade-related land and sea engagements in and near Texas, and also includes many minor ones. It begins with a discussion of the blockade's creation and then concentrates on the successful Confederate efforts to evade the blockade by shipping cotton out of Mexico and, in return, receiving materiel and civilian goods through that neutral nation. The author also covers political intrigue and the spy activity with the French who had invaded Mexico. The book concludes with an analysis of the effectiveness of the Union blockade of Texas.


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Running the Blockade

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ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B538495
Pages : 208 pages
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In Armageddon's Shadow

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ISBN 10 : 0773520791
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book In Armageddon's Shadow PDF or another Format written by Greg Marquis and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2000 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The United States had important ties with Canada's Maritime Provinces that were profoundly shaken by the American Civil War. Drawing extensively on newspaper reports, personal papers, and local histories, Greg Marquis captures the drama of the times, effectively putting the reader into the thick of the action. In Armageddon's Shadow highlights Maritime support for the beleaguered Confederacy and the grave implications this had on race relations in Canada. Marquis details the involvement of maritimers in running blockades and recounts the experiences of some of the thousands of men from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island who served in America's bloodiest conflict. Book jacket.


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The Civil War at Sea

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ISBN 10 : 9780199931682
Pages : 258 pages
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Download or read book The Civil War at Sea PDF or another Format written by Craig L. Symonds and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2012 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Naval historian Craig L. Symonds presents a ... history of the Civil War navies, both Union and Confederate, and places them within the broader context of the emerging industrial age. Symonds begins with an account of the dramatic pre-war revolution in naval technology -- the advent of steam propulsion, the screw propeller, and larger and more powerful rifled guns that could fire explosive shells as well as solid shot. These changes were epitomized in the famous "Battle of the Ironclads" ... pitting USS Monitor against the larger and more heavily armed CSN Virginia (also known as Merrimack). Symonds also offers an overview of Lincoln's blockade of the South, a vast campaign involving as many as 500 ships and 100,000 men; discusses the fierce naval war for control of the rivers in the West; and looks at the important siege of Charleston. Symonds concludes with three key episodes from the end of the war -- the dramatic Battle of Mobile Bay, the Battle of Wilmington, and the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah. The Civil War at Sea illuminates a little-discussed and undervalued aspect of America's national conflict."--Publisher description.


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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066775415
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Clyde Built PDF or another Format written by Eric J. Graham and published by Birlinn Publishers. This book was released on 2006 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using contemporary accounts and individual case studies, 'Clydebuilt' presents an account of Scotland's involvement in the American Civil War Blockade, an involvement which almost certainly prolonged the conflict by several years.


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Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast

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ISBN 10 : 9781625850249
Pages : 144 pages
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Download or read book Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast PDF or another Format written by Andrew W. Hall and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-10 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the last months of the American Civil War, the upper Texas coast became a hive of blockade running. Though Texas was often considered an isolated backwater in the conflict, the Union's pervasive and systematic seizure of Southern ports left Galveston as one of the only strongholds of foreign imports in the anemic supply chain to embattled Confederate forces. Long, fast steamships ran in and out of the city's port almost every week, bound to and from Cuba. Join author Andrew W. Hall as he explores the story of Texas's Civil War blockade runners--a story of daring, of desperation and, in many cases, of patriotism turning coat to profiteering.


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ISBN 10 : 9780811751612
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book Lincoln's Spymaster PDF or another Format written by David Hepburn Milton and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 2017-09-15 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Details the overseas diplomatic and intelligence contest between Union and Confederate governments Documents the historically neglected Thomas Haines Dudley and his European network of agents Explores the actions that forced neutrality between England and the Union The American Civil War conjures images of bloody battlefields in the eastern United States. Few are aware of the equally important diplomatic and intelligence contest between the North and South in Europe. While the Confederacy eagerly sought the approval of Great Britain as a strategic ally, the Union utilized diplomacy and espionage to avert both the construction of a Confederate navy and the threat of war with England.


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American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [6 volumes]

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ISBN 10 : 9781851096824
Pages : 2777 pages
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Download or read book American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [6 volumes] PDF or another Format written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-09-30 with total page 2777 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This expansive, multivolume reference work provides a broad, multidisciplinary examination of the Civil War period ranging from pre-Civil War developments and catalysts such as the Mexican-American War to the rebuilding of the war-torn nation during Reconstruction.