Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War

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University of South Carolina Press, 1991 - 403 pages
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Throughout the Civil War, the Confederacy was able to sustain its military forces due to a lifeline of steam propelled blockade runners. And now, for the first time, a comprehensive study that describes the tremendous maritime trade that flowed into Southern harbors from Texas to Virginia is available with the publication of Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War. Highlighted with numerous maps, illustrations, and a listing of more than 300 blockade runners, this book analyzes the impact of blockade running on the Southern war effort. The work tells the vivid story of the revolutionary vessels and the unknown individuals who made up the supply system that came to be called the Lifeline of the Confederacy.

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Reactions upon reading this book in 1989. Not as interesting a book as I hoped. I hoped to read colorful, detailed accounts of remarkable exploits of blockade runners. There was some of that but not ... Read full review

Lifeline of the Confederacy: blockade running during the Civil War

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From the profusion of books about Confederate blockade running, this one will stand out for a long time as the most complete and exhaustively researched. Though not unaware of the romantic aspects of ... Read full review

About the author (1991)

Stephen R. Wise is an instructor at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort and director of the Parris Island Museum.

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