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Blockade Runners: If Captured

So…what happened if a blockade runner was captured? What happened to the ship? The crew? And what would a captain do to prevent capture? Today, we’ll continue our discussion of blockade runners bringing supplies to the Confederacy during the Civil … Continue reading

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Blockade Runners: Running The Confederate Economy?

It’s the post that some of my readers have been waiting for… Let’s talk about Blockade Runners’ role in the Confederate economy and their economic impact. These unarmed merchant vessels – owned privately or by the state or Confederate governments … Continue reading

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Blockade Runners’ Cargoes

What did blockade runners bring to the Confederate states? Or maybe a better question: what didn’t they bring? In previous posts, I’ve briefly mentioned some of the cargoes, but I thought it might be worthwhile to devote a whole post … Continue reading

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